Secret Sunshine. May 28, 2020

This is a lot more conventional than Burning, which I loved. I liked the depiction of religion; instead of a transcendental experience or institutional critique we get something that to me feels a lot closer to the way religion plays a role in people’s lives. The melodrama didn’t do a lot for me. The one moment of greatness is the scene where she goes to prison to forgive the person who’s ruined her life and it turns out that he’s already found forgiveness through God. That was soul-crushing.