08/05/2008 17:31

Lee Chang-dong in Retrospective of a Foreign Author Selection


Within Retrospective of a Foreign Author Selection, four movies made by Lee Chang-dong are going to be shown. Lee Chang-dong is one of the most famous film authors of South Korea and the world cinematography in general.

Born in Teago, South Korea, in 1954, Lee Chang-dong graduated at National University of Kyungpuk, on the Department of Korean Language and Literature. In 1983, he published his first novel called The Booty.

He starts his movie career with writing screenplays for movies To the Starry Island (1993) and A Single Spark (1995), both directed by Park Kwang-soo, and his successful, world debut accomplishes with Green Fish (1997).

He won awards in most prestigious film festivals in Venice, Cannes, Rotterdam, Thessalonica, etc. His last movie Secret Sunshine (2007) won three awards (Asian Film Awards).

Retrospective of a Foreign Film proudly presents the film poetics and the style of this worldwide renowned film artist through his accomplishments Chorok mulgoki / Green Fish (1997), Bagha satang / Peppermint Candy (2000), Oh ah shisoo / Oasis (2002), Mil-yang / Secret Sunshine (2007).