Nomination Details

Ceremony Year 2007
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Lee Chang-dong graduated in 1980 with a degree in Korean Literature from Kyungpook National University in Daegu. In 1983 Lee established himself as a renowned novelist with his fi rst novel ‘Chonri’. Later in his career he turned to movie making, penning two screenplays, To the Starry Island (1993) and A Single Spark (1995). Deciding to move into directing, Lee made Green Fish (1997), and in 2000, Peppermint Candy. All of his films have received critical acclaim and awards, including Oasis, which won the prestigious Director’s Award at the 2003 Venice Film Festival. From 2003 to 2004, Lee Chang-dong served as the minister of Culture and Tourism in the Republic of Korea Government.


The Asia Pacific Screen Academy expresses its respect for and acknowledgement of the South East Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of country, including the custodial communities on whose land works are created and celebrated by the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. We acknowledge the continuing connection to land, waters and communities. We also pay our respects to Elders, past and emerging. We recognise the integral role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and First Nations peoples continue to play in storytelling and celebration spaces.

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