Hong Sang Soo

Sang Soo Hong

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  • First Name: Sang Soo
  • Family Name: Hong
  • Native name: 홍상수
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: October 25, 1960
  • Age: 57

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Sang Soo Hong

Hong Sang Soo

  • Name: Hong Sang Soo
  • Native name: 홍상수
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: October 25, 1960
  • Age: 57
Hong Sang Soo began his film career at Chung-Ang University in South Korea, before moving to the United States where he received his bachelor's degree from the California College of Arts and Crafts and his master's degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Hong made his official directorial debut at age 35 with The Day a Pig Fell into the Well in 1996. Praised by South Korean critics for its originality, the film received several awards domestically and internationally, including three for best new director.
Many of Hong's films have received critical acclaim for the director/screenwriter's portrayal and depictions of everyday human relationships. Although most of his works are not considered commercially successful, Hong is one of the most well-known Korean directors in the international film world, and his low budget arthouse films have screened in competition at the Cannes Film Festival, the Berlin International Film Festival, the Venice Film Festival, the Locarno Film Festival, and several other film festivals.
Notable among the awards Hong has received are the Prix Un Certain Regard at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival for Hahaha, the Silver Leopard Award for Best Director at the 2013 Locarno International Film Festival for Our Sunhi, and the top prize Golden Leopard at the 2015 Locarno International Film Festival for Right Now, Wrong Then.
In June 2016, Hong was reported to be having an extramarital affair with actress Kim Min Hee who appeared in the 2015 film Right Now, Wrong Then. At the Seoul premiere of "On the Beach at Night Alone" in March 2017, Hong openly admitted his affair with the actress, who was also present.
Screenwriter & Director
Year Title Type Rating
2018 Grass
Movie
8.0
2017 The Day After
Movie
6.5
2017 Claire's Camera
Movie
5.4
2017 On the Beach at Night Alone
Movie
6.7
2016 Yourself and Yours
Movie
7.0
2015 Right Now, Wrong Then
Movie
6.5
2014 Hill of Freedom
Movie
6.2
2013 Our Sunhi
Movie
6.5
2013 Nobody's Daughter Hae Won
Movie
5.8
2012 In Another Country
Movie
5.7
2011 The Day He Arrives
Movie
6.3
2010 Oki's Movie
Movie
6.9
2010 HaHaHa
Movie
6.5
2009 Like You Know It All
Movie
6.5
2008 Night and Day
Movie
7.0
2006 Woman on the Beach
Movie
5.8
2005 Tale of Cinema
Movie
5.0
2004 Woman Is the Future of Man
Movie
4.9
2002 On The Occasion of Remembering the Turning Gate
Movie
6.2
2000 Oh! Soo Jung
Movie
6.3
1998 The Power of Kangwon Province
Movie
6.4
1996 The Day A Pig Fell Into The Well
Movie
6.1
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