(6740 N Sheridan Rd., Chicago, Illinois 60626)
Korean Cinema Chicago opens the year 2020 with a drama film driven by a female character. Jeon Do-yeon, who is the leading actress of this movie, won the Best Actress Award at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival for her performance.
"A master of intensely emotional human dramas, director Lee Chang-dong is a luminary of contemporary Korean cinema, and his place on the international stage was cemented by this stirring and unpredictable work examining grief and deliverance. An effortless mix of lightness and uncompromising darkness, Secret Sunshine (Miryang) stars Cannes best actress winner Jeon Do-yeon as a widowed piano teacher who moves with her young son from Seoul to her late husband’s provincial hometown for a fresh start. Quietly expressive, supple filmmaking and sublime, subtle performances distinguish this remarkable portrayal of the search for grace amid tragedy." (Criterion)
Lee Chang-dong's films are characterized by his thorough depictions of characters in absolute despair and suffering. His late movies such as Burning (2018) and Poetry (2010) have been widely acclaimed by both critics and the public.
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