Lee Hwan-kyung

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Lee Hwan-kyung
Born1970 (age 48–49)
Alma materSeoul Institute of the Arts
OccupationFilm director,
Korean name
Revised RomanizationI Hwan-gyeong
McCune–ReischauerI Hwan-kyŏng

Lee Hwan-kyung (born 1970) is a South Korean film director and screenwriter. Lee debuted with He Was Cool (2004). His next two features, Lump Sugar (2006) revolves around Si-eun who dreams of becoming a jockey and Champ (2011), which is based on a true story, depicts the relationship between a recently injured racehorse and the jockey who is gradually losing his eyesight.[1][2][3] His fourth feature Miracle in Cell No. 7 (2013) became the biggest hit of the year with more than 12.32 million viewers.[4][5]

His next project is the Chinese film Amazing Father and Daughter (2016), which will start production at the end of 2015 and release next year.[6]




  1. ^ "LEE Hwan-kyung". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2015-11-11.
  2. ^ "Lump Sugar Goes Down Well". The Korea Times via Hancinema. 25 July 2006. Retrieved 2015-11-11.
  3. ^ Sung, So-young; Song, Yoon-soo (26 August 2011). "Adorable scene stealers nose their way onto screen". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-11-11.
  4. ^ Conran, Pierce (30 January 2013). "In Focus: Miracle in Cell No. 7". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2015-11-11.
  5. ^ "Miracle in Cell No. 7 third most-viewed Korean film". Yonhap. 15 March 2013. Retrieved 2015-11-11.
  6. ^ "MIRACLE IN CELL NO.7 Director LEE Hwan-kyung to Direct Chinese Father-Daughter Film". Korean Film Biz Zone. 28 August 2015. Retrieved 2015-11-11.
  7. ^ Conran, Pierce (4 November 2013). "THE FACE READER Picks Up 6 at 50th Grand Bell Awards". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2015-11-11.
  8. ^ award shared with Kim Min-ki and Kim Min-guk

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