Interesting Korean Directorsby rilianx | created - 21 Feb 2013 | updated - 03 Mar 2013 | Public
Writer | Beoning
Lee Chang-Dong was born in 1954 in Daegu, which some consider the most right-wing city in South Korea. Lee is a former high-school teacher and an acclaimed novelist. He turned to cinema when he was over 40 years old. His debut film "Green Fish" (1997) brought immediate success and critical acclaim....
2. Bong Joon Ho
Writer | Snowpiercer
Director | Ji-geum-eun-mat-go-geu-ddae-neun-teul-li-da
Favoritas: The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well (1996); The Power of Kangwon Province (1998); Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors (2000); On the Occasion of Remembering the Turning Gate (2002); Woman Is the Future of Man (2004); Tale of Cinema (2005); Woman on the Beach (2006); Night and Day (2008); Like You Know It All (2009); Hahaha (2010); Oki's Movie (2010); The day He arrives (2011); In Another Country (2012);
Watchlist: Nobody's Daughter Haewon (2013);
4. Kim Ki-duk
Writer | Bin-jip
He studied fine arts in Paris in 1990-1992. In 1993 he won the award for Best Screenplay from the Educational Institute of Screenwriting with "A Painter and A Criminal Condemned to Death". After two more screenplay awards, he made his directorial debut with Crocodile (1996). Then he went on to ...
Favoritas: Arirang (2011); Hierro-3 (2004); Samaritan Girl (2004); Primavera, verano, otoño, invierno... y otra vez primavera (2003); Address Unknown (2001); The Isle (2000);
Watchlist: Amen (2011/III); Wild Animals (1997);
Otras: Pieta (2012); Dream (2008); Aliento (2007); Time (2006); The Bow (2005); The Coast Guard (2002); Bad Guy (2001); Real Fiction (2000); Birdcage Inn (1998); Crocodile (1996)
Producer | Ah-ga-ssi
Park Chan-Wook was born on August 23, 1963 in Seoul, South Korea. He is a producer and director, known for The Handmaiden (2016), Oldboy (2003) and Thirst (2009). He is married to Eun-hee Kim. They have one child.
Favoritas: Thirst (2009); I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK (2006); Oldboy (2003); Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002); Joint Security Area (2000);
Watchlist: Lazos perversos (2013);
Otras: 60 Seconds of Solitude in Year Zero (short) (2011); Night Fishing (short) (2011); Cinema16: World Short Films (short) (2008); Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005); Three... Extremes (segment) (2004); If You Were Me (segment) (2003); Judgment (short) (1999);
Director | Go-yang-i-leul boo-tak-hae
8. Gina Kim
Writer | Never Forever
Gina Kim was born in Seoul, South Korea. She is a writer and director known for pioneering international co-production films such as Never Forever (2007), Final Recipe (2013), Bloodless (2017), Invisible Light (2003), and Gina Kim's Video Diary (1999). Kim is an acclaimed film director whose ...
Director | Jigureul jikyeora!
Joon-Hwan Jang was born on January 18, 1970 in Jeonju, Korea. He is a director and writer, known for Save the Green Planet! (2003), 1987: When the Day Comes (2017) and Hwayi: A Monster Boy (2013). He has been married to Moon So-ri since December 24, 2006. They have one child.
10. Hae-sung Song
Director | Failan
11. Im Sang-soo
Director | Hanyo
12. Kim Ki-young
Director | Goryeo jang
Kim Ki-young was born on October 10, 1919 in Seoul, South Korea. He was a director and writer, known for Goryeojang (1963), A Defiance of Teenager (1959) and The Asphalt Pavement (1964). He was married to Yu-bong Kim. He died on February 5, 1998 in Seoul.
An Experience Worth Dying for (1995); Cheonsayeo aknyeoga doila (1990); Beasts of Prey (1985); Hunting of Fools (1984); Free Woman (1982); Hwanyeo '82 (1982); Ban Geum-ryeon (1982); The Deaf Worker (1980); Water Lady (1979); Salinnabileul ggotneun yeoja (1978); Peasants (1978); Io Island (1977); Love of Blood Relations (1976); Yukcheui yaksok (1975); Transgression (1974); Hipijok sal yuk (1973); Chungyo (1972); Fire Woman (1970); Elegy of Ren (1969); Lady Hong (1969); Woman (1968); A Soldier Speaks in Death (1966); Asphalt (1964); Goryeo jang (1963); Hyeon Hae-tan Knows (1961); The Housemaid (1960); Sad Pastoral (1960); Defiance of a Teenager (1959); Choseol (1958); Twilight Train (1957); A Woman's War (1957); Touch-Me-Not (1956); Yangsan Island (1955); Box of Death (1955);
13. Jee-woon Kim
Director | Joheunnom nabbeunnom isanghannom
El ú ltimo desafí o (2013); Doomsday Book (segment) (2012); Akmareul boatda (2010); The Good, the Bad, the Weird (2008); Dalkomhan insaeng (2005); A Tale of Two Sisters (2003); Three (segment) (2002); Coming Out (short) (2001); The Foul King (2000); The Quiet Family (1998); Dumanganga jal itgeola (1962);
14. Kwang-Hyun Park
Director | Welkkeom tu Dongmakgol
Park, born in 1969, studied visual design at Hongik University before working as a director of TV commercials. Many people remember the tagline "Don't bet your life," in the commercial for a popular fast-food chain. Many also remember an impressive statement made by actor Choi Min-shik in a ...
15. Tae-yong Kim
Director | Gajokeui tansaeng
Tae-yong Kim was born on December 9, 1969 in Seoul, South Korea. He is a director and actor, known for Family Ties (2006), Late Autumn (2010) and Mad Sad Bad (2014). He has been married to Tang Wei since July 12, 2014.
18. Kwon-taek Im
Director | Chunhyangdyun
Born in Changsong, Cheollanam-do, 2 May 1936. He grew up in the southern city Kwangju, where he completed senior high school. His family suffered considerable hardships and losses in the Korean War, so he had to move to Pusan in search of work: he was a labourer before trying to start a business ...
Hanji (2011); Beyond the Years (2007); Low Life (2004); Strokes of Fire (2002); Chunhyang (2000); Downfall (1997); Festival (1996); Taebek sanmaek (1994); Seopyeonje (1993); General's Son III (1992); Gaebyeok (1991); General's Son II (1991); General's Son (1990); Aje aje bara aje (1989); Yeonsan ilgi (1988); Sibaji (1987); Adada (1987); Ticket (1986); Heureuneun gangmuleul eojji makeorya (1986); Gilsoddeum (1986); Bului dal (1983); Nabipumeseo uleotda (1983); Angae maeul (1983); Oyeomdoen jashikdeul (1982); Woosangui nunmul (1982); Abenko Green Berets (1982); Mandala (1981); Chakko (1980); Gitbaleobtneun gisu (1980); Bokbuin (1980); Shingung (1979); Jeo padowie eoma eolguli (1979); Jokbo (1979); Naeil ddo naeil (1979); Gaggabgodo meon kil (1978); Sangroksu (1978); Imjinrangwa gyewolhyang (1977); Okryegi (1977); Anae (1976); Nakdongkaneun heureuneunga (1976); Maenbalui nunkil (1976); Wangshibri (1976); Eoje, oneul, geurigo naeil (1975); Wae guraetdeonga (1975); Yeonhwa 2 (1975); Yeonhwa (1974); Ulji aneuri (1974); Anaedeului haengjin (1974); Jeungeon (1974); Jabcho (1973); Daechugyeok (1973); Janganmyeonggi obaekwa (1973); Samguk daehyeob (1972); One Returns and the Other Leaves (1972); Myeongdong janhoksa (1972); Myeongdong samgukji (1972); Duljjae eomeoni (1972); Yogeom (1971); Nareul deoisang goerobhiji mara (1971); Weonhan ui tu kkobchu (1971); 30 nyeonmanui daegyeol (1971); Wonhanui geori nuni naerinda (1971); Soknunseobi kin yeoja (1970); Bigeom (1970); Man on the Night Train (1970); A Woman Pursued (1970); Binaerineun seonchangga (1970); Iseulmajeun baekilhong (1970); One-Eyed Mr. Park (1970); Wolhaui geom (1970); Would You Help Me? (1969); Eagle of the Plains (1969); Roegeom (1969); Night of the Full Moon (1969); Escape from Shanghai (1969); Rain on Gomo Bridge (1969); Sanai samdae (1969); Return of the Left-Handed Man (1968); Mongnyeo (1968); Baramgateun sanai (1968); Yohwa Jang Huibin (1968); Manghyang cheonri (1967); Pungunui geomgaek (1967); Cheongsa choryong (1967); Nilniri (1966); Naneum wang-ida (1966); Beobchangeul ullin oki (1966); Jeonjaenggwa yeogyosa (1966); Wanggwa sangno (1965); Bitsoke jida (1965); Yeonghwa mama (1964); Shibnyeon sedo (1964); Dangol jikaksaeng (1964); Shibjamae seonsaeng (1964); Yogmangui gyeolsan (1964); Shinmungo (1963); Mangbuseog (1963); Namjaneun anpallyeo (1963); Danjang lok (1963); Jeonjaenggwa noin (1962) Dumanganga jal itgeola (1962)
19. Ji-woo Jung
Director | Yuyeolui eumagaelbeom
20. Ounie Lecomte
Director | Yeo-haeng-ja
21. So Yong Kim
Director | Na-moo-eobs-neun san
She originally comes from Korea but also grew up in Los Angeles, USA.
23. Je-yong Lee
Director | Seukaendeul - Joseon namnyeo sangyeoljisa
26. Na Hong-jin
Writer | Chugyeokja
Na Hong-jin born in 1974 is a South Korean film director and screenwriter. His debut film The Chaser (2008) won Best Director at the 45th Grand Bell Awards in 2008. The film also won the award for Best Film. His follow up film, The Yellow Sea, was released in South Korea on December 15, 2010. It is...
27. Sun-Woo Jang
Director | Gojitmal
Sun-Woo Jang was born on March 20, 1952 in Seoul, South Korea as Man-cheoul Jang. He is a director and writer.
29. Seul-gi Ahn
Director | Na-eui No-lae-neun
Glove (2011); Moss (2010); Public Enemy 3 (2008); Hanbando (2006); Another Public Enemy (2005); Silmido (2003); Public Enemy (2002); Bedroom and Courtroom (1998); Two Cops 2 (1996); Maegjuga aeinboda joheun 7gaji iyu (1996); Manula jugigi (1994); Two Cops (1993); Mister Mama (1992); 20 salgajiman salgo shipeoyo (1992); Yeolahob jeolmanggeute buleuneun hanaui salangnolae (1991); Nuga yongui baltobeul boatneunga (1991); Naneun nalmada ileoseonda (1990); Haengbokeun seongjeogsunoi anijyanchayo (1989); Dalkomhan shinbudeul (1989);
31. John H. Lee
Director | Nae meorisokui jiwoogae
John H. Lee's films are imbued with top-notch cosmopolitan sensibilities. He has become one of the most sought after directors in all of East Asia and is a member of the rising generation of international directors from the region, having both a distinct voice as an auteur and wide commercial ...
32. Jin-ho Hur
Director | Palwolui Keuriseumaseu
Born in 1963 in Jeonju, South Korea, Jin-ho Hur graduated from the Korean Academy of Film Arts. His first steps as a film director did not go unnoticed as his first short, 'For Kochal", was selected for The Vancouver International Film Festival. He later co-wrote the script of "A Single Spark" and ...
33. Joon-ik Lee
Director | Sado