As far as I can tell, this turn of events has scarcely been covered in the English-language film press. Mr. Lee has been beleaguered for some time. The initial pressure on him  goes back to 2014, and his response  came early the following year. A spring 2015 meeting of South Korean filmmakers defending him is reported here .
The second announcement is that Peter Labuza, mastermind of the Cinephiliacs , has mounted two podcast interviews with us. The one with Kristin is here , the one with me is here . We thank Peter for asking us to participate, and we hope that people think our comments are worth a listen.
Opening ceremony, Busan International Film Festival, 2015.