Secret Sunshine Reviews

December 22, 2010
The cinematic equivalent of prose that is clear, elegant and lyrical.
December 21, 2010
Buried in the year-end rush but one of the year's best films.
December 21, 2010
Secret Sunshine is a frequently beautiful film with a cold, dark heart.
December 6, 2007
A secular hymn to the small triumphs and cavernous tragedies of the everyday, and to our awesome ability to cope.
October 20, 2007
This exploration of grief in contemporary South Korea plods along adequately and intelligently.
September 18, 2007
The film is brave and unsparing (as is Jeon's performance) and asks some challenging and disquieting questions...
Top Critic
September 6, 2007
This fourth film from Lee Chang-dong, one of the leading lights in the new South Korean cinema, begins as a young widow moves to the small town of Milyang, where her late husband was born and where she plans to work as a piano teacher.
May 25, 2007
Emotionally complex tale of a woman's confrontation with the worst of fates.
May 24, 2007
An ambitious, almost novelistic pic by writer-helmer Lee Chang-dong that ultimately fails to dramatize its lead character's conflicts in cinematic terms.