He was born in 1969. He studied History as undergraduate major, and Mass Communication as graduated major at Yonsei University. He started publishing a film magazine, ‘Nega’ in 1997, and established a film company Sponge in 2002. His directing debut film was "Second Half" (2010). And he directed "The Heaven" is "Only Open to the Single!" (2012), "The Winter of the Year Was Warm" (2012), and "Santa Barbara" (2014).
[HanCinema's Film Review] "How to Break up with My Cat" 2016/10/29,
Na-bi (played by Seo Jun-young) is an apprentice sushi chef who since childhood has had the special ability to see into the souls of cats. While Na-bi does not himself currently own a cat, this ability becomes immediately relevant to daily life when a woman named Jeong (played by Park Gyu-ri) moves in next door, bringing a cat with her. And so begins the romance between these three- man, woman, and cat,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Life is But an Empty Dream" 2015/12/26,
The Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival is a yearly festival in Incheon which features rock and roll. What kind of rock and roll? Why, happening artists like Orange Range. All right I never heard of this band before watching "Life is But an Empty Dream", nor most of the others featured. Their music seems pretty legit though, which is fortunate since "Life is But an Empty Dream" is more-or-less just an advertisement for the the Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival with some weak plot dashed in as a framing device,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Planck Constant" 2015/04/25,
First it's fantasies about women's skirts getting shorter, or disappearing altogether. Then it's another story where the woman slowly loses all of her clothes, while vaguely discussing sex with mostly imaginary people. Then it's another story about sex in a movie theater. Then it's another story about a man going hiking, talking about sex with women he doesn't actually know. Then everyone talks about the sexy things they've learned. There's just one thing I can't understand about "Planck Constant". How can a movie so obviously about sex not actually really be about sex at all?,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Santa Barbara" 2014/09/05,
Jeong-woo (played by Lee Sang-yoon) works as an independent freelance music writer. Conventionally speaking this would make him cool, except that we see what work is actually like for Jeong-woo and, well, it's kind of dorky. It involves lots of phone calls, moving around boring local areas and arguing over the ridiculous motivations that need to be discussed ad nauseum with his clients. He doesn't have much of a social life, either, so naturally Jeong-woo soon takes an interest in the attractive Soo-kyeong (played by Yoon Jin-seo), who he meets, like everyone else Jeong-woo meets, through work meetings,...More
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