Sunday, April 05, 2009

Secret Sunshine [ Korean Movie 2007 ]

Genre : Drama, Romance
Starring : Joen Do Yeon, Song Kang Ho
Release date : May 24, 2007
Runtime :142 min.

Directed by : Lee Chang dong
International Film Festivals: 2007 Cannes International Film Festival , Competition
Awards: Joen Do Yeon won Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival.


After losing her husband, a woman relocates to a small-town called Miryang for a new start. When tragedy strikes, one local man stands by her through all of her struggles and tries to offer her hope.



1 comment:

Dr. Stan Glick said...

I saw this movie at a press screening before it was shown at the New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center, probably in the fall of 2007. It is another incredible film from Lee Chang-dong, whom I regard as one of the greatest living directors. Make that one of the greatest film director's ever. "Oasis" (his third film) was the first of his that I saw, and I was haunted by it for days afterward. Same with "Secret Sunshine" which is an emotionally demanding film, but more than worth the time and effort. Both "Oasis" and "Secret Sunshine" belong in the Pantheon of great world cinema, and have established Lee Chang-dong as the equal of the all-time greats, such as Fellini, Kurosawa, Bergman, etc.