Kim Ki-duk

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Kim Ki-duk
Korean name
Revised RomanizationGim Gideok
McCune–ReischauerKim Kidŏk

Kim Ki-duk (Hangul: 김기덕 Korean pronunciation: [kimɡidʌk]; December 20, 1960 – December 11, 2020) was a South Korean movie director and screenwriter. His movies have received many awards in the festival awards, making him one of the most important contemporary Asian movie directors.[1]

Career[change | change source]

He won the Golden Lion at 69th Venice International Film Festival for Pietà, Silver Lion for Best Director at 61st Venice International Film Festival for 3-Iron, Silver Bear for Best Director at the 54th Berlin International Film Festival for Samaria and Un Certain Regard prize at 2011 Cannes Film Festival for Arirang.

His best known movie was Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003). Two of his movies were official submissions for Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film as South Korean entries.

Kim wrote scripts to many of his former assistant directors including Juhn Jai-hong (Beautiful and Poongsan) and Jang Hoon (Rough Cut).

Death[change | change source]

On December 11, 2020, Kim died in Riga, Latvia from problems caused by COVID-19, just nine days before his 60th birthday.[2][3]

International awards[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Profile of Kim Ki-deok" (in Korean). Cine21, The Hankyoreh. Retrieved 2007-11-24.
  2. "현지 언론 "김기덕 감독, 라트비아서 코로나19로 사망"". (in Korean). 2020-12-11. Retrieved 2020-12-11.
  3. "Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-duk dies from Covid-19 complications in Latvia". 11 December 2020. Retrieved 11 December 2020.

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