Lee Chang-dong’s brilliant Secret Sunshine is the landslide winner of indieWIRE’s poll for the “Best Undistributed Film.” The nuanced and heartbreaking Korean film, anchored with an astonishing performance by actress Jeon Do-yeon, truly deserves the honor. I’m shocked that, since the film’s premiere at Cannes in May, it has not found an American distributor. This isn’t a “difficult” film like, say, Frownland (which also appears on the list). This is a relatively mainstream drama depicting a troubled mother/wife in the midst of battling her inner demons. I love the film, and hopefully this extra attention will help it find its way to U.S. theaters eventually.
‘Sunshine’ Not So Secret Winner of Critics Poll
'Sunshine' Not So Secret Winner of Critics Poll
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