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Lim Sang-soo (임상수)

Male - 1962/04/27

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Born in 1962, he majored in Sociology at Yonsei University and studied film at the Korean Academy of Film Arts (KAFA). From his feature debut"“Girls’ Night Ou", "Tears", "A Good Lawyer’s Wife" to "The President’s Last Ban", he has depicted the liberal sexual desires or the hounding political restlessness of his lead characters while critiquing the ironies and maladies of Korean society. He earned both critical and commercial acclaims as his films were continuously invited to internationally renowned festivals such as Panorama Section in Berlin Int’l Film Festival with "Tears", Venice Film Festival with " A Good Lawyer’s Wife" and Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes with "The President’s Last Bang".

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  • American critic creates award for Korean indie films

    2014/03/29, Source,
    Film critic Darcy Paquet is the creator of the Wildflower Film Awards Korea. (photo: Jeon Han) Independent directors and actors often produce films just for the sake of making films, because they love films. These movies are often ignored and go unnoticed by the general public. An American film critic who has been writing about Korean films for over ten years has now created a film award for Korean indie films to help them get recognized. Darcy Paquet, 42, recently established the Wildflower Film Awards Korea for Korean indie films and low-budget movies,...More
  • Film Academy touts 3 hot new directors

    2014/03/13, Source,
    The Korean Academy of Film Arts, the film school that counts names like Bong Joon-ho and Lim Sang-soo among its lustrous alumni, has unveiled a trio of up-and-coming directors to look out for. At a press event on Wednesday, student directors Kim Jeong-hoon, Yoo Won-sang and Han Seung-hun talked about their films, "Tinker Ticker", "Guardian" and "The Legacy", which will open in theaters next month,...More
  • True colors: An unknown star who makes Korean cinema shine

    2014/02/22, Source,
    Digital colorist Park Jin-ho poses in front of a screen showing images that are in the process of color corrections. Just as leading actors in movies need supporting actors to create a full, vibrant story, so, too, do cinematographers and directors rely on digital colorists to get the most out of their images. Park Jin-ho, whose first job in the movie industry was working as a graphic designer for the 2002 comedy "Conduct Zero", is one of those digital colorists, devoted to getting the colors and textures of a film just right. Park, 37, majored in Christian education, but in the process of doing missionary work in the media, he grew interested in images and pictures, and went back to school to study computer graphics. Today, he works at Cinemate, a company that provides subtitling and post-production services,...More
  • Korean family-themed films reach global audience

    2014/01/30, Source,
    Eight Korean family-themed movies are now available across more than 110 countries in eight languages, including simplified Chinese, Japanese, German, Spanish, Russian and Arabic. The Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) and the Korean Film Archive (KOFA) on January 22 released their co-produced "Family on Screen: Understanding Korean Society and Family through Films", a DVD collection of eight movies depicting Korean families, sorted by period. The series comes with subtitles in eight languages and a reference manual that provides explanations of each film in both Korean and English,...More
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