Hong Sang-soo on the set of Night and Day, 5 September 2007
October 25, 1960 |
Seoul, South Korea
|Revised Romanization||Hong Sang-su|
Hong Sang-soo began his film career at Chung-Ang University in South Korea, before moving to the United States where he received his bachelor's degree from the California College of Arts and Crafts and his master's degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Hong made his official directorial debut at age 35 with The Day a Pig Fell into the Well in 1996. Praised by South Korean critics for its originality, the film received several awards domestically and internationally, including three for best new director.
Many of Hong's films have received critical acclaim for the director/screenwriter's portrayal and depictions of everyday human relationships. Although most of his works are not considered commercially successful, Hong is one of the most well-known Korean directors in the international film world, and his low budget arthouse films have screened in competition at the Cannes Film Festival, the Berlin International Film Festival, and other film festivals.
Notable among the awards Hong has received are the Prix Un Certain Regard at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival for Hahaha, and the Silver Leopard Award for Best Director at the 2013 Locarno International Film Festival for Our Sunhi.
- The Day a Pig Fell into the Well (돼지가 우물에 빠진 날) (1996)
- The Power of Kangwon Province (강원도의 힘) (1998)
- Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors (오! 수정) (2000)
- On the Occasion of Remembering the Turning Gate (생활의 발견) (2002)
- Woman Is the Future of Man (여자는 남자의 미래다) (2004)
- Tale of Cinema (극장전) (2005)
- Woman on the Beach (해변의 여인) (2006)
- Night and Day (밤과 낮) (2008)
- Like You Know It All (잘 알지도 못하면서) (2009)
- Oki's Movie (옥희의 영화) (2010)
- List (리스트) (short film, 2011)
- Nobody's Daughter Haewon (누구의 딸도 아닌 해원) (2013)
- Our Sunhi (우리 선희) (2013)
- Min, Eung-jun; Joo, Jin-sook; Kwak, Han-ju (2003). "5. Discourses of Modernity and Postmodernity in Contemporary Korean Cinema". Korean Film; History, Resistance, and Democratic Imagination. Westport, Connecticut and London: Praeger Publishers. p. 142. ISBN 0-275-95811-6.
- "Festival de Cannes: Hahaha". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2011-01-09.
- "Festival de Cannes: In Another Country". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2012-04-19.
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- "First Films for the Competition and Berlinale Special". Berlinale. 13 December 2012.
- "Awards 2010". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2012-06-08.
- Jackson, Julie (18 August 2013). "Newsmaker: Hong Sang-soo wins Best Director at Locarno". The Korea Herald.
- "Hong Sang-soo Nabs Best Director Award at Locarno for Our Sunhi". The Chosun Ilbo. 19 August 2013.
- Beck, Una (24 May 2010). "INTERVIEW: Hong Sang-soo - Part 1". 10Asia.
- Beck, Una (24 May 2010). "INTERVIEW: Hong Sang-soo - Part 2". 10Asia.
- Beck, Una (24 May 2010). "INTERVIEW: Hong Sang-soo - Part 3". 10Asia.
- Beck, Una (7 September 2011). "INTERVIEW: Director Hong Sang-soo - Part 1". 10Asia.
- Beck, Una (7 September 2011). "INTERVIEW: Director Hong Sang-soo - Part 2". 10Asia.
- "In Another Country, both pitiable and charming, the 13th film from director HONG Sangsoo". Movieweek via Korean Film Council. 15 June 2012.
- Jung, Hyun-mok; Cho, Jae-eun (8 June 2012). "Deconstructing Hong: Master of complexity, contradiction in film". Korea JoongAng Daily.
- Kim, Kyung-hyun (2004). "7. New Korean Cinema Auteurs: Too Early/Too Late: Temporality and Repetition in Hong Sang-su's Films". The Remasculinization of Korean Cinema. Durham and London: Duke University Press. pp. 203–230. ISBN 0-8223-3267-1.
- Hong Sang-soo at the Internet Movie Database
- Hong Sangsoo's Unsexy Sex at The Film Journal
- Where are the Snows of Yesteryear?: Hong Sang-soo Searches for Lost Time in Woman is the Future of Man at Senses of Cinema
- Let's Not Turn Into Monsters, Okay?: The Films of Hong Sang-soo at Stylus Magazine