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Lee Chang-dong

Lee Chang-Dong was born in 1954 in Daegu, which some consider the most right-wing city in South Korea. Lee is a former high-school teacher and an acclaimed novelist. He turned to cinema when he was over 40 years old. His debut film "Green Fish" (1997) brought immediate success and critical acclaim. "Peppermint Candy" (2000), seemingly having the ... See full bio »

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Burning Writer
Poetry Writer
Oasis Writer


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 2018 Burning (screenplay by)
 2010 Poetry
 2002 Oasis
 1999 Peppermint Candy (writer)
 1997 Green Fish
 1993 To the Starry Island (writer)
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[Cannes press conference for Burning (2018)] Part of the film was shot in the outskirts of Seoul where tourists usually go when they reach Seoul. There are a lot of foreigners who visit the area. It's a place that's very symbolical. The female character has a tiny little room with a ray of sunlight maybe just once a day. So that's very symbolical too - you have this contrast between this place in... See more »


The retrospective viewing of Lee Chang-dong 's movies was organized as part of the official program during 2007 Golden Apricot International Film Festival held in Yerevan, Armenia. See more »

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