Lee Chang-dong's Secret Sunshine (Mil-yang)
The Best Undistributed Film of 2007 - indieWIRE Critics' Poll | Hosted by Quentin Tarantino. A Q&A will follow with writer/director Lee Chang-dong
Saturday, January 05, 2008
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
South Korea's submission in the Oscars' foreign language category, Secret Sunshine tells the story of a young mother from Seoul who moves with her only child to the rural birthplace of her recently deceased husband. Jeon Do-youn, voted ‘best actress' at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, gives a remarkable performance as a fragile woman who faces daunting obstacles in her attempt to create a new life. "Built around a revelatory performance by Jeon Do-youn...Lee guides the film through its corkscrew reversals of light comedy and high melodrama, utter despair and flickerings of hope...that rare movie where it is as difficult to predict what will happen 10 minutes in as it is two hours later." - Scott Foundas, LA Weekly
2007/color/141 min. | Scr/dir: Lee Chang-dong; w/ Jeon Do-youn, Song Kang-ho
ticket info | $9, $6 for LACMA members, seniors (62+), and students with valid ID. Purchase of a film ticket includes entrance to the galleries.
The Films of Lee Chang-dong | January 3-5
Thursday, January 3 - Peppermint Candy (Baghasatang)
1999/color/129 min. | Scr/dir: Lee Chang-dong; w/ Sul Kyoung-gu, Moon So-ri
Spanning twenty years, Lee's international breakthrough traces the tumultuous journey of a detective haunted by his first love and the social turmoil around him.
Friday, January 4 - Oasis (Oasiseu)
2002/color/132 min. | Scr/dir: Lee Chang-dong; w/ Sul Kyoung-gu, Moon So-ri
A romance between two outcasts is treated with lyrical flourishes in Lee's award-winning third film. "No movie in recent memory has translated so clearly the secret language of lovers normally lost on the rest of the world." - Michael Atkinson, Village Voice
Saturday, January 5 - Green Fish (Cho-log-mul-go-gi) Free admission
1996/color/114 min. | Scr/dir: Lee Chang-dong; w/ Han Seok-gyu, Shim Hye-jin | Not available on DVD
Lee's debut film follows a young man as he returns home from military service and, finding his little village now a sprawling suburb, joins the ranks of a criminal gang.
Cost: $9, $6 for LACMA members, seniors (62+), and students with valid ID
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Sponsor(s): Los Angeles County Museum of Art