Bong Joon Ho

Bong Joon Ho

Still: Memories of Murder
BONG Joon Ho (1969, South Korea) studied at the Korean Academy of Film Arts. His graduation film, Incoherence, was a cult success. In 1998, he wrote the script for Chun Min-Byung’s Phantom, the Submarine, an enormous hit in Korea, before making his feature debut with Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000). His second feature, Memories of Murder (2003), which was also shown in Rotterdam, was one of the biggest box-office hits in Korea. He repeated this success with his next feature, The Host (2006). Mother (2009) screened at Cannes’ Un Certain Regard and IFFR. Snowpiercer (2013) was his most high-profile project at the time, starring Chris Evans, Ed Harris and Tilda Swinton. Okja (2017) earned him his first Palme d’Or nomination and was released on Netflix. Parasite (2019) premiered at Cannes, where it received an eight-minute standing ovation and became the first South Korean film to win the Palme d’Or. In 2020, the film won the Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, making it only the third film to win the Palme d’Or and the Oscar for Best Picture. A special black-and-white version of the film premiered at IFFR 2020, and won the Audience Award.

Filmography

Ji-ri-myeol-lyeol/Incoherence (1994, short), Baeksekin/White Man (1994, short), Peureimsogui Gieokdeul/Memories in My Frame (1994, short), Flandersui gae/Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000), Sarin ui chu-eok/Memories of Murder (2003), Sink & Rise (2003, short), Influenza (2004, short), Gue-Mool/The Host (2006), Tokyo! (2008, segment: Shaking Tokyo), Madeo/Mother (2009), 3.11: A Sense of Home (2011, segment: Iki), Snowpiercer (2013), Okja (2017), Gisaengchoong/Parasite (2019), Parasite (B&W Version) (2020)

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Bong Joon Ho at IFFR