SECRET SUNSHINE
MILYANG
2007, IFC Films, 142 min, Korea, Dir: Lee Chang-dong

The magnificent Jeon Do-yeon (THE HOUSEMAID) plays recently widowed Shin-ae, who moves with her young son to the town of her late husband's childhood, where she befriends a cheerful car mechanic (Song Kang-ho, THE HOST, MEMORIES OF MURDER). In the midst of starting anew in seemingly the most ordinary of settings, an unthinkable, horrendous tragedy occurs which completely upends the delicate balance of Shin-ae’s life. Winner of Best Actress and nominated for the Golden Palm at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. "To praise the perfection of SECRET SUNSHINE would be to risk misrepresenting its main virtue, which is its attention to minor infelicities and inconveniences as well as to unspeakable crimes and intolerable heartaches. It is a great movie, by a major figure in world cinema." - A.O. Scott, The New York Times


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