In new film, director puts spotlight back on women 2011/10/06, Source,
Director Lee Jeong-hyang, left, poses with actress Song Hye-kyo at a prescreening event for Lee's new film "A Reason to Live". [NEWSIS]
When actress Song Hye-kyo heard that Lee Jeong-hyang, one of a handful of female Korean directors in the country, was making her first film after a nine-year hiatus, dreams of working with Lee began to formulate. But instead of waiting for her agent to hook her up with an audition, Song called Lee herself.
Like many young actresses, Song was feeling the effects of a film industry that has in recent years been tilted toward men. There are few women in the director's chair and these days leading women in strong roles are a rarity. Just two of the hundreds of films released this year have featured women in the lead, "Sector 7" and "Sunny - 2010". Both were directed by men,...More
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