Asia Society Korean Film Series: Secret Sunshine

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Director: Lee Chang-dong
Cast: Jeon Do-yeon, Song Kang-ho
Runtime: 142 Min
Language: Korean
Subtitle: English Subtitles

Lee Shin-ae and her only child move to the small town of Miryang, South Gyeongsang Province. Her husband has recently died and she has decided to start life anew back in the hometown of her deceased husband. While entering Miryang, Shin-ae’s car breaks down along a rural highway. She is able to get the local mechanic in Miryang named Kim Jong-chan to come out to her car and start it once again. Although they come from different social backgrounds, the pair hits it off and seems to find comfort in each other’s presence. Tragedy soon strikes Shin-ae once again when her only son is abducted. As Shin-ae must deal with another devastating tragedy in her life, she attempts to find answers and a light that can shine upon her dark life.

Presented by:Asia Society Hong Kong Center
Supported by:Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Hong Kong