Peppermint Candy

Directed by Lee Chang-Dong
Lee Chang-Dong
Film Movement Classics
130 Minutes
South Korea
Drama, Classics, Asian
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Sound: 2.0 stereo & 5.1 surround
Theatrical booking
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Festival and non-theatrical booking
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Yongho (Sul Kyung-gu) stares down an oncoming train as twenty years of his life flash before his eyes. Proceeding to move backward in time, Lee’ Chang-dong's acclaimed second directorial feature rewinds the protagonist's loss of humanity - from his fraught, self-hating middle age through his callow teens. The moments in between these events, as seen through the lens of Yongho’s oppressive struggles, mirror South Korea’s traumatic political history during the late 20th century.

An official selection of the Directors' Fortnight selection in Cannes and winner of the Special Prize of the Jury at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, PEPPERMINT CANDY is a powerful work of Korean New Wave cinema that elegizes a generation of marginalized people with “quiet, heartbreaking power” (The New York Times). Presented in a new 4K restoration.

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