Born in Gochang, Jeollabuk-do, in 1963. YOO graduated from the Dept. of English Literature at Se-jong University and then studied at the Dept. of Film and Digital Media at Dongguk University. Originally a poet, in 1988 he won an award for newcomers from Moon-ye-joong-ang literary magazine. YOO also won the KIM Soo-young Literature Award in 1996. YOO debuted as a director with a film based on his own collection of poems We Must Go to Apgujung-dong on Windy Days in 1993.
14 Korean Films go to Italy's Far East Fest 2007/04/17, Source, The 9th Udine Far East Film Festival boasts one of the largest showcases of Asian cinema in Europe. This year around 60 titles from across Asia were selected to screen at the event which runs April 20th to 28th in the picturesque northern Italian city. This year 14 top Korean films were invited, o,...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
PIFF Shines Spotlight on Emerging Asian Directors 2006/10/16, Source, Now, let's turn south to Korea's port city of Busan where the 11th Pusan International Film Festival is in full swing.
Our Son Heekyung had an opportunity to sit down with some up-and-coming Asian directors to hear their views on the most important aspect of film making.
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