With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Friday, June 03, 2011

ACF 1037: LEE Chang-dong's Secret Sunshine coming out in Criterion DVD and Blu-Ray editions

Well, I'd hoped for it for some time, and soon it'll be a reality. A film by LEE Chang-dong, one of my favorite directors, is getting the Criterion treatment.

Secret Sunshine, his phenomenal 2007 film -- which only recently got a belated theatrical release in the U.S. -- will be coming out in DVD and Blu-Ray editions from Criterion on August 23, 2011. Both versions can be pre-ordered from Amazon.com by clicking here. I'm going to pre-order, and if you love great cinema, you should too.

The film stars JEON Do-yeon (who won the Best Actress award at Cannes as well as other festivals) as a young widower who moves with her son to Miryang, the town where her dead husband was born. There she experiences one of life's cruelest tragedies and the film depicts her struggle and search to find a way to cope with her grief.

For my review of the Secret Sunshine, click here.

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