Lee Chang-dong

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Birthday
1, 1954
Birthplace
Daegu, South Korea
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
1, 1954 (age 65)
Birthplace
Daegu, South Korea

About

Director and screenwriter who has directed a number of critically-acclaimed films, including Peppermint Candy (2000), Secret Sunshine (2007) and Burning (2018). Burning received the Palme d'Or and the FIPRESCI Prize at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. 

Before Fame

He graduated from Kyungpook National University with a degree in Korean literature. He taught Korean at the high school level before turning to a life in the arts. 

Trivia

He is a fiction writer, having published the novel Chonri (1983) and the short story collection There's a Lot of Sh*t in Nokcheon (1992). 

Family Life

He married Lee Jeong-ran. 

Associated With

His film Burning was based on the novel of the same name by Haruki Murakami.