Famous South Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-Duk has died in Corona. He was 59 years old at the time of his death.
He died on the morning of December 11 in a Latvian hospital. The famous manufacturer was treating Corona at the same hospital.
Kim Ki-Duk was born on December 20, 1960, in South Korea. Kim Ki-Duk was noted for his idiosyncratic art-house cinematic works. His films have received many distinctions in the festival circuit, rendering him one of the most important contemporary Asian film directors.
His major festival awards include Golden Lion at 69th Venice International Film Festival for Pietà, Silver Lion for Best Director at 61st Venice International Film Festival for 3-Iron, Silver bear for Best Director at 54th Berlin International Film Festival for Samaritan Girl, and Un Certain Regard prize at 2011 Cannes Film Festival for Arirang. His most widely known feature is Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring (2003), included in film critic Roger Ebert’s Great Movies. Two of his films served as official submissions for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film as South Korean entries. He gave scripts to several of his former assistant directors including Juhn Jai-hong (Beautiful and Poongsan) and Jang Hoon (Rough Cut).
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