A story about growing up, love, and violence. Three school friends on the verge of adulthood take three separate roads: one of the boys hides feelings for his male friend, the second becomes a leader of a school gang, the third – his victim. The film is a moving diagnosis of the problems in the Korean society: not just homophobia, but also the pressure exerted by schools, and the hellish exams, which train the youth to compete but not to make emotional connections. The complex relations between the boys are shown with a lot of psychological insight, and the poetically composed shots give the story a universal dimension.
Born 1971, graduate of Independent Film Society. Author of many short films shown at international festivals, considered to be one of the key leaders in introducing LGBTI themes to Korean cinema.
2000 Sugar Hill (kr.m.)
2001 Good Romance (kr.m.)
2003 Narang Jago Sippdao Malhaeba / Say That You Want To Fuck With Me (kr.m.)
2004 Dong Baek Ggot / Camellia Project (nowela "La Traviata")
2006 Huhwae Haji Anah / No Regret
2010 Tal Ju / Break Away
2012 Jinan Yeorum Gapjaki / Suddenly, Last Summer
2012 Baek Ya / White Night
2012 Namjjokuro Ganda / Going South
2014 Ya Gan Bi Haeng / Night Flight