Born in 1972 in Seoul. After graduating from the Seoul Institute of the Arts, SONG continued his studies at the Polish National Film School in Lodz. His short films won various international awards including a Grand Jury Prize at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival's short film competition for "The Picnic." His feature debut < Flower Island > also won the Best First Film award at the 58th Venice Film Festival in 2001, and the top awards at the Pusan International Film Festival and Tokyo FILMeX.
[HanCinema's Film Review] "Sorry, Thanks": Human Relationships, with Animals. 2012/04/28, Animal rights may not be on top of Korea's list of social issues, as many people in Korea are not fully educated about domestic animals or have experience with pets in general. Perhaps it stems from the fact that a large percentage of Korea's population lives in cities and places that are generally ill suited to owning a dog or cat. "Sorry, Thanks" is an omnibus film that contains four short stories about animals (more specifically dogs and cats) and their relationship with Korean society. The film highlights a number of existing social issues surrounding these animals, but the film mainly speaks of animal abandonment, social neglect, and the lack of appreciation and experience people have with of animals,...More
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