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Secret Sunshine (2007) (Criterion Collection Region 1) - Chang-Dong, Lee
Releasedatum: 23 augustus 2011

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.

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 an essay by film critic Dennis Lim



€ 35.99



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