Secret Sunshine

Secret Sunshine

Criterion Collection Edition #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 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.

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Secret Sunshine
  • Secret Sunshine

    Directed by Lee Chang-dong • 2007 • South Korea
    Starring Jeon Do-yeon, Song Kang-ho

    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 exa...

Extras

  • Lee Chang-dong on SECRET SUNSHINE

    The following interview with director Lee Chang-dong was conducted in April 2011 in Seoul, South Korea, by film critic Kim Young-jin.

  • On the Set of SECRET SUNSHINE

    This program features on-set interviews with actors Jeon Do-yeon and Song Kang-ho, as well as behind-the-scenes footage.