Director: Lee Chang-dong
Cast: Jeon Do-yeon, Song Kang-ho
Cert 15, 142 mins, 2007
A Cannes best actress gong went to star Jeon Do-yeon for her magnificent performance as Sin-ae, a recently widowed woman attempting to start a new life in Milyang (Secret Sunshine) with her young son. Tackling human suffering head on, Lee's refusal to conform to traditional cinematic pleasures ensures his most recent film is both thought-provoking and admirable. Song Kang-ho co-stars.