Nomination Details

Ceremony Year 2009
Nomination category

Nomination Detail

Writer/Director Bong Joon-ho studied sociology at the Yonsei University and graduated from the Korean Film Academy. By 1995 he made three short films: Memories in My FrameWhite Man and Incoherence. He wrote and directed his first feature, Barking Dogs Never Bite, which won a FIPRESCI Award at the Hong Kong Film Festival in 2001. His second feature, Memories of Murder, won the Silver Shell award for the best director in San Sebastian Film Festival in 2003. In 2006 his third feature film, The Host, achieved significant box office success both domestically and internationally and was selected for the Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival. Mother, which he co-wrote and directed, had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in 2009. Also nominated, Park Eun-kyo graduated in 2004 from Korea National University of Arts, majoring in filmmaking. She adapted the screenplay for the feature film Kitchen (2006) and wrote Crush and Blush (2007). She also filmed The Making of Shaking Tokyo, a featurette about the making of the 2009 omnibus film, Shaking Tokyo. Bong Joon-ho was one of the directors in the project alongside Leo Carax and Michel Gondry.


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