Jeong Jae-eun

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Jeong Jae-eun
Born 1992 (age 24–25)[1]
Seoul, South Korea
Occupation Film Director
Korean name
Hangul 정재은
Revised Romanization Jeong Jae-eun

Jeong Jae-eun (Hangul정재은; born March 26, 1969) is a South Korean Film Director.


Jeong Jae-eun attended and was one of the first graduates of the School of Film, TV and Multimedia of the Korea National University of Arts.

Early in her career she wrote and directed several short films, notably Yu-jin's Secret Codes which won the Grand Prix at the KNUA Graduation Film Festival and the Women's Film Festival in Seoul in 1999.[2][1]

Jeong's first feature film was Take Care of My Cat (2001), a story of friendship and growth among five young women in their twenties.[3][4] It swept numerous awards at international film festivals, including the NETPAC Award and New Currents Award Special Mention at the Pusan International Film Festival, the FIPRESCI Prize at the Hong Kong International Film Festival, a KNF Award Special Mention at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and the Best Picture award ("Golden Moon of Valencia") at the Cinema Jove Valencia International Film Festival, among others.[5] Jeong also won Best New Director at the 2002 Korean Film Awards.

In 2003 Jeong made a short titled The Man with an Affair which was included in If You Were Me, an omnibus project for human rights.[6] Her second feature was The Aggressives (2005), a film about urban Seoulite youngsters passionate about inline skating, which was also invited to the Generation section of the Berlinale.[7][8]

She was an adjunct professor at Sungkyunkwan University's School of Film, Television and Multimedia from 2007 to 2009.

Another short Hakim & Barchin, commissioned by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in 2010, followed.

In 2009, Jeong pursued a new interest in documentary filmmaking, centering on urban, environmental, and architectural themes. Talking Architect (2012), about the last few years[9] of celebrated maverick Korean architect Chung Guyon (1943-2011) was her first feature-length documentary.[5][10] For independent documentaries of this type, a box office score of 10,000 admissions is usually considered to be a major success. However Talking Architect rode positive word-of-mouth to sell a total of 36,500 tickets since its March 8 release. Jeong next shot a second architecture-themed documentary, City: Hall (2013), an in-depth look at the creative, political and bureaucratic pressures that affected the controversial design and renovation of Seoul's new City Hall.[11][12][13]


  • City: Hall (말하는 건축, 시티:홀) (2013, documentary)
  • Give Me Back My Cat (고양이를 돌려줘) (2012, short)
  • Talking Architect (말하는 건축가) (2012, documentary)
  • Hakim & Barchin (하킴과 바르친) (2010, short)
  • The Aggressives (태풍태양) (2005)
  • If You Were Me (Segment: The Man with an Affair) (여섯 개의 시선) (2003, short)
  • Take Care of My Cat (고양이를 부탁해) (2001)
  • Girl's Night Out (둘의 밤) (1999, short)
  • Yu-jin's Secret Codes (도형일기) (1999, short)
  • Isang Yun, Adiago (1998, short)
  • Women Smoking on the Street (1997, short)
  • For Rose (1997, short)
  • Seventeen (1996, short)
  • After School (방과후) (1996, short)
  • I-volla Virus (1995, short)
  • Coming-of-Age Ceremony (성인식) (1995, short)

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  1. ^ a b "Jeong Jae-Eun". International Film Festival Rotterdam. Retrieved 2012-12-04. 
  2. ^ "Take Care of My Cat". Busan International Film Festival. Archived from the original on 2013-12-19. Retrieved 2012-12-04. 
  3. ^ "Interview with Jae-eun Jeong: The Road that Crosses the World, Children Who Leave Home". Kino International. October 2001. Retrieved 2012-12-04. 
  4. ^ Seong, Tae-won (11 November 2001). "9 Lives? 'Cat' Lovers Want Just 2". Korea Joongang Daily. Retrieved 2012-12-04. 
  5. ^ a b "Talking Architect". M-LINE Distribution. Retrieved 2012-12-04. 
  6. ^ Lee, Ho-jeong (19 March 2003). "Top directors tackle tough topics". Korea Joongang Daily. Retrieved 2012-12-04. 
  7. ^ "2006 Programme: Tae-Poong-Tae-Yang". Berlinale. Retrieved 2012-12-04. 
  8. ^ "K-FILM REVIEWS: 태풍태양 (The Aggressives)". Twitch Film. 22 October 2005. Retrieved 2012-12-04. 
  9. ^ Lee, Na-ree (13 March 2012). "Death, a great blessing in a way". Korea Joongang Daily. Retrieved 2012-12-04. 
  10. ^ Cho, Jae-eun (23 March 2012). "With wit and wisdom, rebel architect lends his shine to the cinema". Korea Joongang Daily. Retrieved 2012-12-04. 
  11. ^ "Talking Architecture, City: Hall". Green Film Festival in Seoul. Retrieved 2013-05-12. 
  12. ^ Paquet, Darcy (30 May 2012). "Box office, April 1-30". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2012-12-04. 
  13. ^ "Speaker: Jae-eun Jeong". USC Global Conference 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 

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