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Secret Sunshine

Lee Chang-dong

 
Secret Sunshine (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • South Korea
  • 2007
  • 142 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.35:1
  • Korean
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  • Spine #576

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.

Cast

Shin-aeJeon Do-yeon
Jong-chanSong Kang-ho
JunSeon Jung-yeob
SchoolteacherCho Young-jin
BrotherKim Young-jae
Teacher's daughterSong Mi-rim

Credits

DirectorLee Chang-dong
ScreenplayLee Chang-dong
ProducerHanna Lee
Executive producerKim In-soo and Lee Chang-dong
Original storyYi Chong-jun
CinematographyCho Yong-kyu
Production designSihn Jeom-hui
EditingKim Hyun
LightingChu In-sik
MusicChristian Basso
CostumesCha Sun-young and Kim Nuri
SoundSteve R. Seo (Kofic)

Disc Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION

  • New digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Lee Chang-dong and cinematographer Cho Yong-kyu, with 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray edition
  • New video interview with Lee
  • On the Set of “Secret Sunshine,” a behind-the-scenes video piece featuring interviews with actors Jeon Do-yeon and Song Kang-ho
  • U.S. theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by film critic Dennis Lim

    New cover by Steve Chow

Film Essays

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Secret Sunshine: A Cinema of Lucidity

By Dennis LimAugust 24, 2011

NOTE: The following essay contains spoilers. Not long into Lee Chang-dong’s Secret Sunshine . . . Read more »

Film Essays

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Secret Sunshine: A Cinema of Lucidity

By Dennis LimAugust 24, 2011

NOTE: The following essay contains spoilers. Not long into Lee Chang-dong’s Secret Sunshine . . . Read more »

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Secret Sunshine (Criterion DVD)

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