Lee Chang-dong: Redemption and Revelations

May 3–16


One of South Korea’s most celebrated contemporary auteurs, Lee Chang-dong’s relatively short but extraordinary filmography is reflective of his background as an acclaimed writer and influenced by his criticism of South Korea's cultural and political climates. Novelistic and character driven, his six feature films explore themes of trauma and anger, with individuals pushed to their breaking point by repressive systems, structures, and situations. Profound and potent, Lee’s films capture, as actor Steven Yeun (BURNING) described, “the human condition in all of its forms, whether it’s ugly or beautiful.”


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