Bong Joon-ho

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Bong Joon-ho (, ; born September 14, 1969) is a South Korean film director and screenwriter.wikipedia
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The Host (2006 film)

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He garnered international acclaim for his second feature film Memories of Murder (2003), before achieving commercial success with his subsequent films The Host (2006) and Snowpiercer (2013), both of which are among the highest-grossing films of all time in South Korea.
The Host (lit. "Monster") is a 2006 South Korean monster film directed by Bong Joon-ho and starring Song Kang-ho, Byun Hee-bong, Park Hae-il, Bae Doona and Go Ah-sung.

Snowpiercer

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He garnered international acclaim for his second feature film Memories of Murder (2003), before achieving commercial success with his subsequent films The Host (2006) and Snowpiercer (2013), both of which are among the highest-grossing films of all time in South Korea.
The film is directed by Bong Joon-ho, and written by Bong and Kelly Masterson.

Memories of Murder

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He garnered international acclaim for his second feature film Memories of Murder (2003), before achieving commercial success with his subsequent films The Host (2006) and Snowpiercer (2013), both of which are among the highest-grossing films of all time in South Korea.
Memories of Murder is a 2003 South Korean crime drama film co-written and directed by Bong Joon-ho.

Okja

Two of his films have screened in competition at the Cannes Film Festival—Okja, which premiered at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, and Parasite, which won the Palme d'Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.
Directed by Bong Joon-ho and co-written by Bong and Jon Ronson, the film stars an ensemble cast headed by South Korean child actress Ahn Seo-hyun, South Korean actors Byun Hee-bong, Yoon Je-moon, and Choi Woo-shik, and Hollywood actors Tilda Swinton (in a dual role), Paul Dano, Steven Yeun, Lily Collins, Shirley Henderson, Daniel Henshall, Devon Bostick, Giancarlo Esposito, and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Parasite (2019 film)

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Two of his films have screened in competition at the Cannes Film Festival—Okja, which premiered at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, and Parasite, which won the Palme d'Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.
Parasite is a 2019 South Korean black comedy thriller film directed by Bong Joon-ho, who also wrote the film's story and co-wrote the screenplay with Han Jin-won.

2019 Cannes Film Festival

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Two of his films have screened in competition at the Cannes Film Festival—Okja, which premiered at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, and Parasite, which won the Palme d'Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.
The Palme d'Or went to the South Korean film Parasite, directed by Bong Joon-ho; Bong became the first Korean director to win the award.

Cannes Film Festival

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Two of his films have screened in competition at the Cannes Film Festival—Okja, which premiered at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, and Parasite, which won the Palme d'Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.
Parasite, directed by South Korean director Bong Joon-ho, won the Palme d'Or.

List of highest-grossing films in South Korea

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He garnered international acclaim for his second feature film Memories of Murder (2003), before achieving commercial success with his subsequent films The Host (2006) and Snowpiercer (2013), both of which are among the highest-grossing films of all time in South Korea.

2017 Cannes Film Festival

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Two of his films have screened in competition at the Cannes Film Festival—Okja, which premiered at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, and Parasite, which won the Palme d'Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

Barking Dogs Never Bite

Shortly afterwards, Bong began shooting his first feature Barking Dogs Never Bite under producer Cha Seung-jae, who had overseen the production of both Motel Cactus and Phantom the Submarine.
It is also the directorial debut of Bong Joon-ho, who would later go on to direct Memories of Murder in 2003, The Host in 2006, Snowpiercer in 2013, and Palme d'Or winning film Parasite in 2019.

Grand Bell Awards

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Enthusiastic word of mouth drove the film to sell over five million tickets (rescuing Cha Seung-jae's production company Sidus from near-bankruptcy), and a string of local honors followed, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (for Song Kang-ho) and Best Lighting prizes at the 2003 Grand Bell Awards.

Song Kang-ho

Enthusiastic word of mouth drove the film to sell over five million tickets (rescuing Cha Seung-jae's production company Sidus from near-bankruptcy), and a string of local honors followed, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (for Song Kang-ho) and Best Lighting prizes at the 2003 Grand Bell Awards.
The following year he played a leading role as an incompetent rural detective in yet another critically acclaimed smash hit, Memories of Murder from young director Bong Joon-ho.

Mother (2009 film)

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Bong's fourth feature film Mother is the story of a doting mother who struggles to save her disabled son from a murder accusation.
Mother is a 2009 South Korean drama film directed by Bong Joon-ho, starring Kim Hye-ja and Won Bin.

Han River (Korea)

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Bong's contribution is Sink & Rise, a whimsical work set alongside the Han River that can be seen as a warmup for the director's third feature.
The events inspired Bong Joon-ho's acclaimed 2006 film The Host.

2011 Cannes Film Festival

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He was also the head of the jury for the Caméra d'Or section of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, and the 2013 Edinburgh International Film Festival.
South Korean film director Bong Joon-ho was the head of the jury for the Caméra d'Or prize, which is awarded to the best first-time filmmaker.

Tokyo!

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In 2008, Bong along with Michel Gondry and French director Leos Carax, directed a segment of Tokyo!, a triptych feature telling three separate tales of the city.
Michel Gondry directed "Interior Design", Leos Carax directed "Merde", and Bong Joon-ho directed "Shaking Tokyo".

2013 Deauville American Film Festival

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Snowpiercer premiered at the Times Square on 29 July 2013 in Seoul, South Korea, before screening at the Deauville American Film Festival as the closing film on 7 September 2013, the Berlin International Film Festival as the part of Berlin's Forum sidebar on 7 February 2014, opening the Los Angeles Film Festival on 11 June 2014, and the Edinburgh International Film Festival on 22 June 2014.
Snowpiercer by Bong Joon-ho was the closing night film of the festival.

Kim Hye-ja

It premiered in the Un Certain Regard section at 2009 Cannes Film Festival to much acclaim, particularly for actress Kim Hye-ja.
Acclaimed director Bong Joon-ho had long been an enthusiastic admirer of Kim's, and he said he'd wanted to make a film centered around the veteran actress, then it occurred to him that being the national symbol of motherhood might be a burden for Kim as it was an honor.

Daegu

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Bong Joon-ho was born in Daegu in 1969 and decided to become a filmmaker while in middle school.

2009 Cannes Film Festival

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It premiered in the Un Certain Regard section at 2009 Cannes Film Festival to much acclaim, particularly for actress Kim Hye-ja.

Palme d'Or

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Two of his films have screened in competition at the Cannes Film Festival—Okja, which premiered at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, and Parasite, which won the Palme d'Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

Jang Joon-hwan

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He also collaborated on several works with his classmates — most notably as cinematographer on the highly acclaimed short 2001 Imagine, directed by his friend Jang Joon-hwan.

2011 Sundance Film Festival

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That same year, Bong served as a jury member for the 27th Sundance Film Festival.

Kim Ki-young

Many current prominent South Korean filmmakers, including directors Im Sang-soo, Kim Ki-duk, Bong Joon-ho and Park Chan-wook, claim Kim Ki-young as an influence on their careers.