Im Kwon taek

임권택,林權澤

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  • by kingjoe20930  -  December 18, 2016 01:22 AM

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    Hangul Cinema's podcast reflects on"Memories of Murder", Kobiz presents the highest-grossing Korean films in America,Im Kwon-taekhonoured in India, and the Guardian reviewsYeon Sang-ho's zombie blockbuster."What's Korean Cinema? 26 –"Memories of Murder""Do you lis…

  • by withdonut  -  December 9, 2016 06:06 PM

    Cinema Snippets

    Hangul Cinema's podcast reflects on"Memories of Murder", Kobiz presents the highest-grossing Korean films in America,Im Kwon-taekhonoured in India, and the Guardian reviewsYeon Sang-ho's zombie blockbuster."What's Korean Cinema? 26 –"Memories of Murder""Do you lis…

  • by asian  -  November 20, 2016 11:12 AM

    Lee Byung-hun and Son Ye-jin, Yeongpyeong Awards indeed and other winners

    ActorsLee Byung-hunandSon Ye-jinwon the Best Actor and Best Actress Award at the 36th The Korean Association of Film Critics Awards.This event was held on the 24th.Netizens say, "Son Ye-jinis a true actress", "They deserve it", "Lee Byung-hunacts well", "Congratula…

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 Im Kwon taek's Early life

Im Kwon-taek was born in Jangseong , Jeollanam-do and grew up in Gwangju . After the Korean War , he moved to Busan in search of work. He then moved to Seoul in 1956, where director ofFive Fingers of Death(1972), Jeong Chang-hwa offered him room and board for work as a production assistant. Jeong recommended him for directing in 1961 .

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 Im Kwon taek's Career

Im's directorial premiere was with the 1962 film,Farewell to the Duman River(Dumanganga jal itgeola).

Before 1980 he was known primarily as a commercial filmmaker who could efficiently direct as many as eight genre pictures a year, helping to fulfill the quota for domestic pictures set by the government [1] . His desire to make more artistically satisfying films began to show itself with his 1978 filmJokbo(GenealogyorThe Family Tree), but the turning point of his career came with the 1981 filmMandala. From this point his films have been regarded as art-house cinema , and have been regularly shown at international film festivals, and have won numerous awards.

Im has continued to explore themes from Korea's past while also focusing on the Korean cultural identity in modern times. Among Im's most notable recent films areSopyonje(1993) andChunhyang(2000), both of which concentrate on the traditional Korean musical art of pansori . The latter film was also based on a traditional Korean legend. Apart from being a critical success,Sopyonjewas also a success at the box office, becoming the first domestic film to draw over a million viewers in Seoul alone.Chihwaseon(2002) was also a critical success, earning him Korea's first Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival .Im Kwon-taek was awarded an honorary Golden Bear award at the Berlin Film Festival in 2005.

Im Kwon-taek's status, brought on by the critical success of his films, overlapped with a period of the film movement called "New Korean Cinema" or "Korean New Wave". Along with other directors, such as Park Gwang-su and Jang Sun-woo , Im is recognized as one of the founding figures of the movement, which gained international critical recognition and acclaim for Korean Cinema.

In April 2007, Im released his 100th filmBeyond the Years, an informal sequel toSopyonje. In November 2007 the French government announced that it would make Im a knight of the French Legion of Honor .

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 Im Kwon taek's Filmography

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 Im Kwon taek's Awards

  • Asia Pacific Film Festival
    • Special Jury AwardChunhyang(2000)
    • Best Director and Best FilmSibaji(1987)
  • Berlin International Film Festival
    • Golden Bear :Gilsoddeum(nominated) ( 1986 )
    • Golden Bear:The Taebaek Mountains(nominated) ( 1995 )
    • Honorary Golden Berlin Bear (2005)
  • Cannes Film Festival
    • Best DirectorChihwaseon(2002)
  • Grand Bell Awards (Korea), Best Director
    • Testimony(Jungon) (1974)
    • Jokbo(Genealogy/Family Tree) (1979)
    • Mandala(1981)
    • Ticket(1986)
    • Yeonsan ilgi(Diary of King Yonsan) (1988)
  • Hankuk Play and Film Arts Awards (Korea), Best Director
    • Wangshibri(A Byegone Romance) (1976)
    • Nakdongkaneun heureuneunga(Commando on the Nakdong River) (1976)
    • Angae maeul(Village in the Mist) (1983)
  • Hawaii International Film Festival
    • Best Feature FilmChunhyang(2000)
  • Korean Film Critics Awards, Best Director
    • Gilsoddeum(Gilsodom) (1986)
    • Ticket(1986)
  • Pusan International Film Festival
    • Netpac AwardChunhyang(2000)
  • San Francisco International Film Festival
    • Akira Kurosawa Award (1998)
  • Shanghai International Film Festival
    • Golden Goblet - Best DirectorSeopyeonje(1993)
  • Singapore International Film Festival
    • 2001 Silver Screen Award - Best Asian DirectorChunhyang(2000)


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 Im Kwon taek's Notes

  1. ^Yang, Sung-jin. "Great filmmaker Im to get French Legion of Honor" . www.naver.com. http://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?mode=LPOD&mid=etc&oid=044&aid=0000069281. Retrieved 2007-12-04. 
  2. ^Lee, Hyo-won (2007-11-28). "France to Award Director Im Kwon-taek" . The Korea Times. http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/art/2007/12/141_14567.html. Retrieved 2007-12-04. [dead link]
  3. ^Filmography from"임권택 (Kwon-Taek Lim / 林權澤)" (in Korean). mydvdlist.co.kr. http://www.mydvdlist.co.kr/mdlkth/movie/name.asp?peoplecode=50513. Retrieved 2007-11-19. ; Im Kwon-taek at the Internet Movie DatabaseandJames, David E. (editor); Kim Kyung-hyun (editor) (2002).Im Kwon-Taek: The Making of a Korean National Cinema. Detroit: Wayne State University Press. ISBN   0-8143-2869-5 . 
  4. ^"Berlinale: 1986 Programme" .berlinale.de. http://www.berlinale.de/en/archiv/jahresarchive/1986/02_programm_1986/02_Programm_1986.html. Retrieved 2011-01-16. 
  5. ^"Berlinale: 1995 Programme" .berlinale.de. http://www.berlinale.de/en/archiv/jahresarchive/1995/02_programm_1995/02_Programm_1995.html. Retrieved 2011-12-31. 
  6. ^"Festival de Cannes: Chi-hwa-seon" .festival-cannes.com. http://www.festival-cannes.com/en/archives/ficheFilm/id/3169456/year/2002.html. Retrieved 2009-10-24. 

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