Jang Sun-woo

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Jang Sun-woo
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Jang Seon-u
McCune–Reischauer Chang Sŏnu

Jang Sun-woo (born 20 March 1952) is a South Korean film director.

Life[edit]

Jang attended Seoul National University and received a bachelor's degree in anthropology.

Before his directorial debut, Jang made a name for himself by writing film criticism and scripts. His first film, Seoul Jesus (1986), based on one of his scripts, was noted for its "sarcasm and pronounced realism."[1] His 1993 film Hwa-Om-Kyung won the Alfred Bauer Prize at the 44th Berlin International Film Festival.[2]

Filmography[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Min, Eung-jun; Joo Jin-sook; Kwak Han-ju (2003). "3. Korean National Cinema in the 1980s: Enlightenment, Political Struggle, Social Realism, and Defeatism". Korean Film; History, Resistance, and Democratic Imagination. Westport, Connecticut and London: Praeger Publishers. p. 67. ISBN 0-275-95811-6. 
  2. ^ "Berlinale: 1994 Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2011-06-15. 

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Bibliography[edit]

  • Kim, Kyung-hyun (2004). "6. New Korean Cinema Auteurs: Jang Sun-woo's Three 'F' Words: Familism, Fetishism, and Fascism". The Remasculinization of Korean Cinema. Durham and London: Duke University Press. pp. 162–202. ISBN 0-8223-3267-1. 
  • Min, Eung-jun; Joo Jin-sook; Kwak Han-ju (2003). "4. Auteur Criticism: The Case of Sunwoo Jang's Taste of Heaven". Korean Film; History, Resistance, and Democratic Imagination. Westport, Connecticut and London: Praeger Publishers. pp. 87–111. ISBN 0-275-95811-6.