Lee Chang-dong and Poetry at Cannes

by Philip Gowman on 30 May, 2010

in Asides, Film awards, Lee Chang-dong, Yoon Jeong-hee

Lee Chang-dong with his best screenplay award

Lee Chang-dong with his best screenplay award (AFP / Yonhap / Martin Bureau)

  • “Poetry” misses out on Cannes top award, but wins Lee Chang-dong Best Screenplay award. http://bit.ly/cfcKR2 #
  • The Joongang Ilbo tells us that the Korean Film Council rejected Lee’s request for funding: the screenplay was too much like a novel
  • ‘”Poetry” is a dazzling piece of screen portraiture. Yun Jung-hee surely a front runner for Best Actress in Cannes’. FT. http://bit.ly/cjybIO #
  • The Joongang Ilbo has a little article looking forward to Lee’s and Yun’s next collaboration, when Yun is in her 80s

Lee Chang-dong with Yun Jung-hee

Lee Chang-dong with Yun Jung-hee (Photo: Newsis)

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