Korean Director Lee Chang-dong’s SECRET SUNSHINE June 17th

On Criterion Channel June 17th

A master of intensely emotional human dramas, director Lee Chang-dong (Burning) 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 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.

SUPPLEMENTAL FEATURES: A behind-the scenes program and an interview with Lee Chang-dong.

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