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“It’s better not to lie, but it’s hard to stimulate the audience otherwise”: realism and melodrama in Lee Chang-Dong’s Secret Sunshine

 

Marc Raymond

Marc Raymond is currently living in Seoul, South Korea, where he works as a Lecturer in the International Language Center of Kyungwon University. He has also taught Cinema Studies at the Korea National University of Art in Seoul and Film Studies at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. He has completed his Ph.D. dissertation, titled "Martin Scorsese and Film Culture: Radically Contextualizing the Contemporary Auteur," and has published articles in the journals Film History, Film Criticism, and Canadian Journal of Film Studies.

He writes about Korean cinema at the website theoneonefour.com
and at his blog, Foreigner's Guide to Film Culture in Korea
http://cinephileforeignerinkorea.blogspot.com/

A couple of great websites for Korean cinema: