Films by Im Kwon-taek (1934~). He made his debut with Farewell to the Duman River in 1962 and directed over 100 films. He is the most renowned Korean film director who has keenly explored the aesthetic uniqueness of Korean films endlessly with passion and experimental zeal. He engraved his name in the history of world cinema with Chihwaseon, which earned him the Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival in 2002.
The life of Choi Eun-hee has been only for film; after she debuted with A NEW OATH in 1947, she became the best star in the Korean film scene in the 1950s and 60s and the the third female director in Korean film history to produce THE GIRL RASIED AS A FUTURE DAUGHTER-IN LAW; she had worked as a principal of Anyang Film Art School since 1967 fostering younger students for filmmaking. In 1978, however she and her husband SHIN Sang-ok was kidnapped to North Korea and started to produce films together there. The life path looks like a film; finally they trod the paths of exile from Vienna, Austria to the U.S. in 1986.
Seoul in Korean Films -1930 ~ 1990 After camera arrived in Korea in the early 20th century, film steadily carried the popular aspirations toward the city. The scenes of Seoul included in films alone present a panoramic view of the evolution of Korean society.