Director, screenwriter & producer, South Korea


Born August 23, 1963 in Seoul (South Korea), Park Chan-wook studied philosophy at Sogang University, where he founded a film club and developed a strong interest in film theory. After writing and directing two films, his third feature film JSA – Joint Security Area became a record-breaking national hit in 2000 and was invited to numerous film festivals such as Berlin and Deauville where it won the Grand Prize in 2001. The following year, Park Chan-wook began a trilogy about vengeance with Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance. Old Boy, his second instalment, won the Grand Jury Prize at the Festival de Cannes in 2004. The third instalment, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, won the Young Lion and the Best Innovative Award at the 2005Venice Film Festival. His seventh feature film I’m a Cyborg, But That’s OK was presented in Competition at the Berlin Film Festival and won the Alfred Bauer Prize. Park’s following film, Thirst, is granted the Jury Prize at the Festival de Cannes in 2009.

Park also acts as a film producer, recently for Bong Joon Ho’s feature film Snowpiercer.

As part of the Tribute paid by the 15th Marrakech International Film Festival, the Korean director Park Chan-wook will meet up with festival-goers during a Masterclass, moderated by Jean-Pierre Lavoignat, French journalist, writer on cinema and passionate cinephile.

Selected Filmography


1992      Moon is the sun's dream *

1997      The Trio (Saminjo) *

1999      JUDGEMENT (Le Jugement – Simpan) * – court métrage/short

2000      JSA – Joint security area (Gongdong gyeongbi guyeok JSA) * – Best Film & Audience Award 2001 Deauville Asian Film Festival

2002      Sympathy for MR. Vengeance (Boksuneun naui geot) *

2003      IF YOU WERE ME (Yeoseot gae ui siseon) – segment Never Ending Peace And Love

Old Boy (Oldeuboi) * – Grand Prix Festival de Cannes 2004

2004      THREE… EXTREMES (3 Extrêmes – Saam gaang yi) – segment CUT *

2005      SYMPATHY FOR Lady vengeance (Lady Vengeance – Chinjeolhan geumjassi) *

2006      I’M A CYBORG, BUT THAT’S OK (Je suis un cyborg – Ssa-i-bo-geu-ji-man-gwen-chan-a) */**

2009      THIRST (Thirst, ceci est mon sang – Bakjwi) */** – Prix du Jury Festival de Cannes 2009

2011      60 Seconds of Solitude in Year Zero – collectif

Night fishing (Paranmanjang) */** – shortGolden Bear for Best Short Berlinale 2011

2012      DAY TRIP – coréalisation, court métrage/short

2013      Stoker

2014      A ROSE REBORN * – court métrage/short

2015      THE HANDMAID (Agassi) **


2008      CRUSH AND BLUSH (Misseu Hongdangmu) Lee Kyoung-mi *

2013      SNOWPIERCER (Snowpiercer, le Transperceneige) Bong Joon Ho

* also screenwriter

** also producer