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[Guest's Post] Artists' Choice: Director Eom Tae-hwa lists his 10 Favorite Korean Movies

2018/06/16 | 703 views | Permalink

Eom Tae-hwa (born 1980) is a South Korean film director and screenwriter. His directorial feature debut "Ingtoogi" (2013) - a graduation project for the Korean Academy of Film Arts (KAFA) - was nominated for Best Film, Best Director and Best New Director at the 1st Wildflower Film Awards and Best New Director (Film) at the 50th Baeksang Arts Awards in 2014. His second film, "Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned" was even more succesful, netting him the Best New Director Award at the 54th Grand Bell Awards.

 

Here are his 10 favorite Korean films, in random order

 

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

 

2. "Memories of Murder" (Bong Joon-ho, 2003)

 

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

 

4. "The Wailing" (Na Hong-jin, 2016)

 

5. "Christmas in August" (Heo Jin-ho, 1998)

 

6. "Peppermint Candy" (Lee Chang-dong, 19990

 

7. "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance" (Park Cahn-wook, 2002)

 

8. "Mother - 2009" (Bong Joon-ho, 2009)

9. "A Bittersweet Life" ( Kim Jee-woon, 2005)

 

10. "1987: When the Day Comes" (Jang Joon-hwan, 2017)

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