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.
From Luc Besson to 'Yoyochu in the Land of the Rising Sex' 2011/09/29, Source,
The Korean romance "Always" (left) will open the 16th Busan International Film Festival. French director Luc Besson's "The Lady" (right) will also premiere. Provided by BIFF
Director Luc Besson is among the luminaries who will grace the carpet and give seminars at the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), which opens on Thursday and welcomes a rich line up of 307 films from 30 countries divided into 10 sections. This year marks the 16th incarnation of Asia's premier film fest and to commemorate it has switched location to the purpose-built Busan Cinema Center, making Haeundae Beach the scenic backdrop to the opening and closing ceremonies, among other events, instead of Suyeong Bay,...More
Song Il-gon: 'So Ji-sub and Han Hyo-joo Are Excellent Actors' 2011/09/21, Source,
At the production presentation of the movie "Always", the director Song Il-gon said, "I could not have begun and finished this movie without So Ji-sub and Han Hyo-joo. Their acting was perfect while filming this movie".
"Always" has attracted many people's attention with its cast members -- star actors So Ji-sub and Han Hyo-joo -- and its production presentation was held at Apgujeong CGV on September 20. Song Il-gon, who wrote the script and directed the movie, highly praised the two male and female protagonists the whole time during the production presentation. He said about actor So Ji-sub, "He is a perfectionist. He devoted too much to this movie. Even though he injured his wrist, he never showed that he was suffering from pain and he personally appeared in many action scenes without utilizing an understudy,...More
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