47th IFFI 2016-Korean Director Kwon Taek Im to receive Lifetime Achievement
A Meera Sahib
Korean Director Kwon Taek Im to receive Lifetime Achievement
The internationally acclaimed Korean Writer - Director Kwon Taek Im, will be honoured with the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award.’ in the 47th International Film Festival of India 2016.In the immediate past Wong Kar Wai ,Chineese film maker (2014)and Russian director Nikita Mikhalkov (2015)were conferred the coveted honour.
In his career span of five decades, Kwon Taek Im has directed more than a 100 films and has been honoured with a number of awards, including Best Director Award at Cannes Film Festival, 2002 for his movie Chihwaseon.
Born in Changsong, Cheollanam-do, 2 May 1936. He grew up in the southern city Kwangju, where he completed senior high school. His family suffered considerable hardships and losses in the Korean War, so he had to move to Pusan in search of work: he was a labourer before trying to start a business recycling US Army boots into shoes. He moved to Seoul in 1956, where a film director Chung Chang-Hwa offered him work as a production assistant in exchange for room and board. Five years later Chung recommended him as a director, and he completed his first feature in 1962. He was a prolific director of films in various popular genres until the late 1970s but felt a deepening urge to make more serious films that first found in outlet in his 1978 film, Genealogy (1979) (Genealogy). Since 1981's Mandala (1981), he has been considered Korea's leading director. He and his films have won every possible prize in Korea's three annual film awards ceremonies, and a growing number of international festival prizes too. His film Sopyonje (1993) (is the most honoured Korean film ever made, with (to date) 27 domestic and three international prizes; it was also an enormous success in the Korean market.
His complete filmography: “ Hanji (2011); Beyond the Years (2007); Low Life (2004); Strokes of Fire (2002); Chunhyang (2000); Downfall (1997); Festival (1996); Taebek sanmaek (1994); Seopyeonje (1993); General's Son III (1992); Gaebyeok (1991); General's Son II (1991); General's Son (1990); Aje aje bara aje (1989); Yeonsan ilgi (1988); Sibaji (1987); Adada (1987); Ticket (1986); Heureuneun gangmuleul eojji makeorya (1986); Gilsoddeum (1986); Bului dal (1983); Nabipumeseo uleotda (1983); Angae maeul (1983); Oyeomdoen jashikdeul (1982); Woosangui nunmul (1982); Abenko Green Berets (1982); Mandala (1981); Chakko (1980); Gitbaleobtneun gisu (1980); Bokbuin (1980); Shingung (1979); Jeo padowie eoma eolguli (1979); Jokbo (1979); Naeil ddo naeil (1979); Gaggabgodo meon kil (1978); Sangroksu (1978); Imjinrangwa gyewolhyang (1977); Okryegi (1977); Anae (1976); Nakdongkaneun heureuneunga (1976); Maenbalui nunkil (1976); Wangshibri (1976); Eoje, oneul, geurigo naeil (1975); Wae guraetdeonga (1975); Yeonhwa 2 (1975); Yeonhwa (1974); Ulji aneuri (1974); Anaedeului haengjin (1974); Jeungeon (1974); Jabcho (1973); Daechugyeok (1973); Janganmyeonggi obaekwa (1973); Samguk daehyeob (1972); One Returns and the Other Leaves (1972); Myeongdong janhoksa (1972); Myeongdong samgukji (1972); Duljjae eomeoni (1972); Yogeom (1971); Nareul deoisang goerobhiji mara (1971); Weonhan ui tu kkobchu (1971); 30 nyeonmanui daegyeol (1971); Wonhanui geori nuni naerinda (1971); Soknunseobi kin yeoja (1970); Bigeom (1970); Man on the Night Train (1970); A Woman Pursued (1970); Binaerineun seonchangga (1970); Iseulmajeun baekilhong (1970); One-Eyed Mr. Park (1970); Wolhaui geom (1970); Would You Help Me? (1969); Eagle of the Plains (1969); Roegeom (1969); Night of the Full Moon (1969); Escape from Shanghai (1969); Rain on Gomo Bridge (1969); Sanai samdae (1969); Return of the Left-Handed Man (1968); Mongnyeo (1968); Baramgateun sanai (1968); Yohwa Jang Huibin (1968); Manghyang cheonri (1967); Pungunui geomgaek (1967); Cheongsa choryong (1967); Nilniri (1966); Naneum wang-ida (1966); Beobchangeul ullin oki (1966); Jeonjaenggwa yeogyosa (1966); Wanggwa sangno (1965); Bitsoke jida (1965); Yeonghwa mama (1964); Shibnyeon sedo (1964); Dangol jikaksaeng (1964); Shibjamae seonsaeng (1964); Yogmangui gyeolsan (1964); Shinmungo (1963); Mangbuseog (1963); Namjaneun anpallyeo (1963); Danjang lok (1963); Jeonjaenggwa noin (1962) Dumanganga jal itgeola (1962) ”