Director KOREA, REPUBLIC OF

BONG Joon Ho

BONG Joon Ho
Biography

«I am very psyched, to the point of shock, by all of the new directors this year. Whether you are invited to Cannes or not, I would like to express my sincere congratulations to all of you, the new filmmakers from all over the world, for completing your first film. Congratulations! »

Bong Joon-ho studied sociology and film at the Korean Academy of Film Art before becoming a director. He achieved critical acclaim for his first feature film Barking Dogs Never Bite distinguished by the Fipresci Award at the Hong Kong Film Festival in 2001. His next film, Memories of Murder (2004), which achieved huge public success in Korea, earned him a Best Director Award at San Sebastian. The Host, screened in 2006 at the Directors’ Fortnight, finally sealed his reputation as a director of genre films raised to the level of art.
He was invited to Cannes in the Official Selection with Shaking Tokyo (2008), part of the trilogy Tokyo! which he signed with Leos Carax and Michel Gondry. In 2009, he presented Mother at Un Certain Regard, later awarded by many international film festivals.

Films presented at Cannes

OKJA 2017 In Competition – Feature Films Director, Script / Dialogue
KUROSAWA, LA VOIE KUROSAWA'S WAY 2011 Cannes Classics Actor
MOTHER 2009 Un Certain Regard Director, Script / Dialogue
Jury members
President - Caméra d'Or - 2011
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Directors

Bertrand BONELLO

Bertrand BONELLO

Director
Christophe HONORÉ

Christophe HONORÉ

Elad KEIDAN

Elad KEIDAN

Director
France STIGLIC

France STIGLIC

KORE-EDA Hirokazu

KORE-EDA Hirokazu

Director
Jean-Luc GODARD

Jean-Luc GODARD

Director
Nuri Bilge CEYLAN

Nuri Bilge CEYLAN

Director
Pedro ALMODÓVAR

Pedro ALMODÓVAR

Director, Writer, Producer
René CLÉMENT

René CLÉMENT

Director
Vanessa FILHO

Vanessa FILHO

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