Oh Jung-mi majored in Russian and English literature at Yonsei University, and completed a Master’s degree on Russian Literature. Her translation works include Vladimir Nabokov’s Speak, Memory, and and Mikhail Lermontov’s A Hero of Our Time. Following her career in writing short TV dramas and having stage experience, she studied film at Korea National University of Arts. Burning is Oh Jung-mi’s debut as a feature screenwriter following the success of her short film Mr Cowper. After studying under Lee Chang-dong, Oh and Lee collaborated on a number of as-yet unproduced screenplays before stumbling upon the Haruki Murakami short story Barn Burning, and adapting it into a feature length film.

Accolades

Oh Jung-mi and Lee Chang-dong
Best Screenplay, 2018

Oh Jung-mi and Lee Chang-dong

Best Screenplay, 2018

Oh Jung-mi and Lee Chang-dong

Burning

Burning is Oh Jung-mi’s debut as a feature screenwriter following the success of her short film Mr Cowper. After studying under Lee Chang-dong, Oh and…

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Films

Burning
2018

Burning

Republic of Korea
2018

Burning

Winner – Jury Grand Prize, 2018 Jongsu is a quiet and unassuming deliveryman who is out on a job when he runs into Haemi, a…

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