Male - 1960/03/20
•Production department •Assistant director •Producer •Director
Director KWON Chil-In is known for his genuine portrayal of urban working women in South Korea. All of his films illustrate the careers and love lives of young women who live their lives without depending on men.
His movie Singles (2003) is a clear representation of the major themes he consistently includes in his movies. Nanan (played by the late actress CHANG Jin-Young), the heroine of the movie, is demoted at work but bounces back through her persistence despite troubles in her love life. In the early 2000s, Nanan was a very rare female character in Korean movies to be depicted with self-confidence.
Kwon’s subsequent films Hellcats (2008) and Loveholic (2010) also had strong leading female characters. Kwon is the only male director in South Korea continuously making movies with women as main characters.
KWON is currently the head of the Director’s Guild of Korea, leading the way for improving the rights and interests of film directors in South Korea.