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Chang-dong Lee

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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 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)] When you first see the film, it seems to show great rivalry between the young people; there's one fairly apathetic young man who has the impression that he is fairly helpless. On the other hand, you then have a young man who seems very kind, he's very rich, he has everything he needs and he thinks he's a kind of a god - he's very mysterious - you don't... See more »


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