Korea at War: A Retrospective of Chung JiYoung’s Films
Friday, 23rd April & Saturday, 24th April, 2010
Robinson College, Cambridge
To mark the 60th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War, Robinson College is pleased to present a retrospective of films by South Korean director Chung Ji-Young. Over two evenings the director will be joining us to discuss his work with Dr Mark Morris of the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. To complement Chung’s famous partisan film “Nambugun”, and his Vietnam film “White Badge”, the retrospective will also include the classic 1950s partisan film “Piagol” by Lee Kang-cheon.
Director Chung Ji-Young was born in 1946, in Cheongju, South Korea. After graduating from Korea University in 1975, he made his directorial debut in 1982 with “Mist Whispers Like Women”. He went on to make “Nambugun” in 1990, “White Badge” in 1992 and “Life of the Hollywood Kid” in 1994, earning a reputation for films examining the major social and political issues of the day.