Born in Gimhae in 1956. Studied theology at Hanshin University and became a filmmaker since 1993 with his first short "For Rosa". Since a short film "De-Pure Land" (1996) and his first feature "Yellow Flower" (1998) were invited to Busan, he directed more than 10 independant features invited to international film festivlas. "The Battle of Gwangju" (2015) is his commercial debut.
[HanCinema's Film Review] "The Battle of Gwangju" 2016/01/02,
The time is May 18th, 1980. Following frustration over Chun Doo-hwan seizing control of South Korea in a military coup, a student protest in Gwangju quickly escalates into a full-scale uprising. Not just students but common citizens too ask themselves whether they should just accept the junta as a fact of life and keep their heads down, or find weapons and fight back. "The Battle of Gwangju" is a dramatization of a group of people who decide to fight back, eventually pushed back into a single critical building which they will inevitably lose,...More
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