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Lee Seong-gang (이성강)

Male - 1962

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LEE'S SHORT FILMS SUCH AS "Torso" and "Love" received several important prizes in Korea, while "Umbrella", "Soul" and "Ashes in the Thicker" have screened at prestigious animation festivals in Hiroshima and Annecy. In 2002, his first feature-length animation < My Beautiful Girl, Mari > was named the Grand Prix winner at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, the first Korean film ever to receive such an honor.

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  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "Yobi, The Five Tailed Fox": Magic, Myths, and Mites

    2014/08/02,
    In the Spotlight this Week: Lee Seong-gang's "Yobi, The Five Tailed Fox"... The nine-tailed fox is a common figure in Chinese ("Huli jing"), Japanese ("Kitsune"), and Korean ("Gumiho") cultural myths. Throughout the ages each nation has transmitted its own origin story for this mischievous, shape-shifting, soulless sneak who begets misfortune and summons sadness. But in Lee Seong-gang's 2007 animated version of the myth, that fearful track record is straight straight by an adolescent (five-tailed) fox figure named "Yobi",...More
  • [HanCinema's Image Gallery] "Yobi, The Five Tailed Fox"

    2014/08/02,
    A selection of shots from Lee Seong-gang's "Yobi, The Five Tailed Fox"... Drawing inspiration from the Korean myth of "Gumiho", Lee Seong-gangs's "Yobi, The Five Tailed Fox" (2007) is a attractive animation that re-imagines this troublesome fox's fable to great effect. The film is far from fat-free, but after a few hiccups and hysterical hinges it really does start acting like the film it could have been. It's dynamic, beautifully composed, and spins a seductive story oozing with myth and magic. Enjoy! [Spoilers],...More
  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "Yobi, The Five Tailed Fox" + Giveaway

    2014/04/19,
    Yobi (voiced by Son Ye-jin) is a hundred year old fox spirit. She's spent most of her life living with a band of aliens who crash-landed into Korea. A sudden crisis forces her to interact with the children attending camp near the forest, and the outlook on her life seems positive. That is, until Yubi's goal in life is exposed- she must take a human's soul in order to become a human herself. Several other supernatural characters try to bully Yubi into submission on this point, while she takes stock of the one immediate goal that actually matters to her,...More
  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "My Beautiful Girl, Mari"

    2013/03/29,
    Two old friends, Nam-woo and Jun-ho, meet after work to reminisce about the past. They grew up in the same hometown and became close friends, but were forced to separate when Jun-Ho's family moved to Seoul. "My Beautiful Girl, Mari" is a retrospective of the final days of their boyhood- which is punctuated by the surprising discovery of a completely new and beautiful otherworld,...More
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