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Jeon Do Yeon as Jury at Cannes + The Secret & Poetry of Lee-Chang Dong

May 20th, 2014

  • Jeon Do Yeon with Jia Zhangke and Gael Garcia Bernal (Cannes film festival 2014)

    Jeon Do Yeon becomes first Korean actress to be jury member at Cannes International Film Festival

    Cannes Jury discussion (youtube)

    Jia Zhang Ke (previous post)

    Secret Sunshine trailer

    Lee was the director of ”Secret Sunshine,’’ which won Jeon the best actress award at the 60th Cannes festival in 2007.

    Lee Chang Dong

    In October 2006, Lee was awarded with the Chevalier (Knight) order of the Legion d’Honneur (Legion of Honor) by the French government for “his contribution to maintaining the screen quota to promote cultural diversity as a cultural minister.” It was delivered to the French embassy in South Korea by the French Minister of Culture, Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres during an official visit (via wiki)

    Interview – Lee Chang Dong

    To discover hidden beauty and meaning in small and trivial things is the fundamental element, not only for film, but also for all art genres. The problem is, beauty doesn’t exist per se. Like the light and shadow, whether it’s visible or not, beauty co-exists with pain, filth, and ugliness. Apricots need to fall down to earth to create a new life. Therefore, art is an irony as itself. As so are our lives.

  • Oasis

    All of his films have received critical acclaim and awards, with Oasis, a story involving a mentally ill man and a woman with cerebral palsy, winning the prestigious Director’s Award at the 2003 Venice Film Festival.

  • North Korea This & That

    December 1st, 2010

    North Korean Soldier - Eric Lafforge
    North Korean Soldier by Eric Lafforges (via)

    Kim
    Kim Jon-Il Looking at things

    “Let Millions of soldiers and civilians be united in one mind around the brain of the revolution!

    Powerful Nation <> <> <> <> We are the winners

    Old postcard with Japanese writing

    Dandong in Old postcards

    Kernbeisser’s photostream Korea -Flickr Collection

    Traditional old Art of Korea

    Art from Korea

    November 25th, 2010

    Ducks Swimming dcuksswimming
    Painting by Hong Saesub(1832-1884)

    tripalongriver
    Painting by Shin Yun-bok (1758-1813) the Trip along the Clean River.

    Portrait of Beauty

    A Scenery of Dano Day.. (Bold and titilating!)

    Wild Goose Couple conjugallove
    회원님의 생각을 자유롭게 말하세요.
    Painting by Chang Sungup(1843-1897)
    This painting symbolised conjugal love. Wild goose couple in reeds called “Noando”

    A Hermit under Banana tree bananatree
    Painting by Lee Jae-Gwan(1783-1837)

    Thanks to Heejae Lee for introducing us to Korean Art on Facebook.