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[Guest Post] Artists' Choice: Director Jero Yun Lists His 10 Favorite Korean Movies


Jero Yun was born in Busan in 1980. At the age of 13, he entered the atelier of drawing and painting. After studying at Busan Design High school, he began to study classic art at university in 1998. In 2001, he arrived in France, continued his studies in Beaux-arts de Nancy, and then in ENSAD (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris) where he studied classic cinema and documentary. In 2008, he entered the Le Fresnoy where he directed the middle-length feature film "In the Dark", which was shot in Korea, and the short film "Red Road" that selected in several international festivals.

His first documentary, "Looking for North Koreans" received a special mention by the Jury in Cinema Planeta (Mexico) in 2013. His documentary "Mrs. B. A North Korean Woman" was co-produced by France and Korea and awarded Best Documentary in Moscow IFF and in Zurich Film Festival 2016, and was screened in festivals all over the world. His latest film, "Man of the Sea", was selected in APM Busan International Film Festival 2018.

Here are his 10 favorite Korean films, in random order:


1. "Peppermint Candy" (Lee Chang-dong, 1999)

2. "Old Boy" (Park Chan-wook, 2003)

3. "The Host" (Bong Joon-ho, 2006)

4. "Right Now, Wrong Then" (Hong Sang-soo, 2015)

5. "Chihwaseon" (Im Kwon-taek, 2002)

6. "A Tale of Two Sisters" (Kim Jee-woon, 2003)

7. "3-Iron" (Kim Ki-duk, 2003)

8. "Han Gong-ju" (Lee Su-jin, 2013)

9. "Bleak Night" (Yoon Sung-hyun, 2010)

10. "Breathless" (Yang Ik-june, 2008)


Article by Panos Kotzathanasis


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