As a first-time feature film director, LEE received critical acclaim and numerous festival invites and awards with his short film “For the Peace of All Mankind” (1999). A witty and heartwarming portrayal of humanism during a life-threatening crisis, the film tells the story of a soldier set against a little girl on the enemy’s side during a war. In addition, his presentation of a street vendor who sells super glue in the short film “Super Glue” (2001) was noted for its seamless direction and comic touches
[HanCinema Korea's Diary] "Dancing Queen": Feel-Good Fun with Plenty to Say. 2012/01/28,
It's sometimes a complicated effort to find Korean films that are screening with English subtitles in Seoul. Many big cinema houses sporadically screen the latest Korean films and hearing about them is almost impossible without being in the loop as it were. So when I saw that Lee Seok-hoon's "Dancing Queen" was screening at Yongsan in Seoul, I resigned myself to the fact that, although it didn't look like a film I would willing choice to watch, I would see it because it is what was available. This reluctance was compounded by the film's 124-minute screen time but, despite this, I was happily surprised to walk out of the theatre with a smile on my face and a spring in my step,...More
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