Bong Joon-ho was born in Daegu, South Korea and is the youngest of four children. His father, Bong Sang-gyun, was a first-generation graphic designer, industrial designer, and professor of art at Yeungnam University and the head of the art department at the National Film Institute; his mother, Park So-young, was a full-time housewife.
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One of South Korea's most acclaimed 21st century film-makers, writer, producer and director Bong Joon-ho broke box-office records in his homeland with crime drama "Memories of Murder" (2003) and...
Bong Joon Ho was born on September 14, 1969 in Daegu, South Korea. He is a writer and producer, known for Snowpiercer (2013), Parasite (2019) and Okja (2017). Trade Mark (7) Long takes with many events happening on-screen and the camera being able to capture all of them.
Bong Joon-Ho, (born September 14, 1969, Taegu, South Korea), South Korean filmmaker known for the meticulous directing, social critique, blending of genres, and quick tonal shifts in his movies, many of which he also cowrote. Bong was the youngest of four children.
Bong Joon-ho is a South Korean film director, producer, and screenwriter whose career spans more than twenty years. He has written eleven feature-length narrative films and directed seven of them to date. Bong began his career in the late 1990s, creating the 1994 short films Baeksaekin (White Man), Memories in My Frame, and Incoherence.
May 13, 2021 · Bong Joon Ho, director of last year’s Oscar-winning “ Parasite,” has announced that he is working on a Korean animated film about humans and deep-water sea creatures. He had been working on the...
- “Do The Right Thing,” Spike Lee. As the #StopAsianHate movement took over the national conversation this year following a rise in hate crimes against Asians and Asian Americans, Bong called on his fellow filmmakers to create art that meets the moment and singled out Spike Lee’s “Do The Right Thing” as an example of the kind of art he wants to see.
- “Happy as Lazzaro,” Alice Rohrwacher. In naming 20 directors who will shape the future of cinema, Bong selected Italian film director, editor, and screenwriter Alice Rohrwacher.
- “Pulp Fiction,” Quentin Tarantino. The 2020 Academy Awards were a full circle moment for Bong, as he landed in the Best Director race opposite two of his favorite filmmakers: Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino.
- “Asako I & II,” Ryusuke Hamaguchi. Alongside other selections such as Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” and the Safdie Brothers’ “Uncut Gems,” Bong Joon Ho told Variety’s “Big Ticket” podcast that Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s “Asako I & II” was one of the best films of 2019.
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