Jang Joon-hwan

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Jang Joon-hwan
Born (1970-01-18) January 18, 1970 (age 48)
Jeonju, North Jeolla Province, South Korea
Education Sungkyunkwan University
Occupation Film director, screenwriter
Years active 1994-present
Spouse(s) Moon So-ri (m. 2006)
Children 1
Korean name
Hanja 駿
Revised Romanization Jang Jun-hwan
McCune–Reischauer Chang Chunhwan

Jang Joon-hwan (born January 18, 1970) is a South Korean film director.

Life and career[edit]

A graduate of Sungkyunkwan University, Jang's first directing job was on the 1994 short film 2001 Imagine. His feature-length debut was the critically acclaimed cult science fiction film Save the Green Planet! (2003), considered one of the most unique and original films in the history of Korean cinema.[1] Jang won Best Director at the 4th Busan Film Critics Awards, and the Special Silver St. George for Best Director at the 25th Moscow International Film Festival.[2]

He directed two more short films Hair (2004), and Love for Sale (2010, as part of the omnibus Camellia, about the past, present and future of the city Busan). Then in 2013, Jang's long-awaited second feature film was released, a revenge thriller titled Hwayi: A Monster Boy.[3][4][5]

Personal life[edit]

Jang married actress Moon So-ri on December 24, 2006.[6]



  1. ^ "JANG Joon-hwan". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2012-11-10. 
  2. ^ "25th Moscow International Film Festival (2003)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 2013-04-03. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 
  3. ^ Baek, Jong-hyun (18 January 2013). "Meet the Monster in HWAYI". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2014-01-10. 
  4. ^ Tae, Sang-joon (4 September 2013). "JANG Joon-hwan Returns with HWAYI". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2013-09-07. 
  5. ^ Hwang, Hei-rim (30 September 2013). "JANG Joon-hwan Returns". Korean Cinema Today. Retrieved 2014-01-10. 
  6. ^ "Actress, Director to Wed on Christmas Eve". The Chosun Ilbo. 1 December 2006. Retrieved 2012-11-10. 

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