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70 Directors for Venice 70

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Hong Sang-soo, born in Seoul in 1960, is considered the true founder of new Korean film, which over the past decade has earned important acknowledgments at all the major international film festivals. His first feature-length film Dwaejiga umure bbajin nal (The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well, 1996), which won the Tiger Award at the Rotterdam Film Festival, is considered to mark the onset of an effervescent new era that brought to the international screens the films of many South Korean directors such as Kim Ki-duk, Park Chan-wook, and Lee Chang-dong. His most significant works include: Gangwon-do-ui him (The Power of Kangwon Province, 1998), O! Sujeong (Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, 2000), presented at the Cannes Film; Bam-gwa nat (Night and Day, 2008), in Competition in Berlin; Hahaha (2010), the closing film and winner of the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes in 2010. The same year he participated in the Venice Film Festival with Ok-hui-ui yeonghwa (Oki’s Movie), a film in four episodes which feature the same three protagonists, two men and one woman, in different but overlapping roles, chosen as the closing film for the Orizzonti section. His most recent works have been the feature film The Day He Arrives and the short film List, both made in 2011; the feature-length film In Another Country (2012) starring Isabelle Huppert, presented in Competition at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012; and Nobody’s Daughter Hae-won (2013).
2010 - Ok-hui-ui yeonghwa (Oki’s Movie) – Orizzonti (screenplay, director)


70 Directors for Venice 70