Born in 1962. Studied at Seoul Univ., Free Univ. Berlin, then Chung-Ang Univ. Being received favorable criticism from various film festivals through his short films "A Day" (1999), he made his debut to feature film with "The Twins" (2005). His second feature "The Railroad" (2006) and the third one "Twenty Again - Movie" (2015) were invited to Busan.
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Twenty Again - Movie" 2016/03/26,
Min-gu (played by Kim Seung-woo) is a small time movie director who, like so many small time people in the industry, somehow manages to land on a film festival jury. This incidentally provides him with an excuse to spend a week in Italy. I don't know how much money the Italian Tourism Board gave writer/director Park Heung-shik to make "Twenty Again - Movie", but it was well-earned. At the slightest excuse the film veers off to another random location in Italy as its characters find excuses to talk about how great Italy is,...More
[HanCinema's Film Review] "The Twins" + DVD Giveaway 2016/02/20,
Myeong-soo (played by Jeong Joon-ho) is a street rough who gets into fights. The energy is not a complete waste, though, because Myeong-soo's identical twin Hyeon-soo (also played by Jeong Joon-ho) has managed to take advantage of Myeong-soo's low maintenance costs to get a good education and eventually a prestigious legal career. The main consequence of this being that, every so often, Myeong-soo has to pretend to be Hyeon-soo for the greater good. Really, just to help Hyeon-soo's career,...More
Varied new Korean films on display at PIFF 2006/11/03, Source, The 11th edition of the Pusan International Film Festival drew attention for its various industry sidebars and other events, but those festival attendees who focused on the program itself declared it to be a good year for new Korean films.
Independent filmmakers in particular turned out a large n,...More
Tonight the curtain will fall over the 11th Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF). Right before the screening of the closing film, the Chinese hit comedy "Crazy Stone", by Ning Hao, the awards ceremony will disclose the recipient of the 11th New Currents,...More
'My Mother, the Mermaid' a tribute to Korean mothers 2004/06/28, Source, A typical Korean mother, or "ajumma", is tough. She defies misfortunes and poverty. She doesn't care about her looks or well-being as long as she can raise children and send them to good schools. She hangs in there even if her husband continually guarantees loans for his friends when he can ill affo,...More
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