INTERNATIONAL FILM AND MUSIC FESTIVAL KÜSTENDORF | 17 - 23. 01. 2012.

Director Biography

Kim Ki-duk

Kim Ki-duk, one of the most admired South Korean filmmakers in the world, was born in 1960 in Bonghwa, Kyongsang province, South Korea. After studying arts in Paris, Kim Ki-duk returned to Korea and began his career as a screenwriter. After winning a screenwriting competition in Korea, Kim was able to make, without any formal education, his directorial debut with a low-budget movie, Crocodile, in 1996. Since then, Kim Ki-duk has been hailed by both critics and audiences for his hard-to-express characters, unprecedented messages, shocking visuals and anti-mainstream aesthetic. Birdcage Inn (1998) was the first film to attract international attention, followed by the controversial The Isle in 2000, which shocked audiences at the Sundance and Venice film festivals.

After a series of other intense and highly acclaimed movies such as Address Unknown (2001) and Bad Guy (2002), his works had been selected by international film festivals and his name has grown in value and the general audience started to show some interest. He continued to make internationally acclaimed films such as Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring which was submitted to the Foreign Language Film section of the Academy Awards along with Samaritan Girl which won the Silver Bear Award (Best Director Award) at the 54th Berlin International Film Festival. His next film 3-Iron won the Leone d’Argento Award (Special Award for Best Direction) at the 61st Venice Film Festival.

His self-portrait movie, Arirang, which he wrote, directed and even acted in, premiered in the Un Certain Regard section of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, and won the section's top award for best film along with the German film Stopped on Track, directed by Andreas Dresen.

Kim Ki-duk has made sixteen features in the same number of years and become one of the most celebrated directors in the international festival circuit.

Filmography: 

2011    Arirang
2008    Dream
2007    Breath
2006    Time
2005    The Bow
2004    3-Iron
2004    Samaritan Girl
2003    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… And Spring
2002    The Coast Guard
2002    Bad Guy
2001    Address Unknown
2000    Real Fiction
2000    The Isle
1998    Birdcage Inn
1997    Wild Animals
1996    Crocodile

Selected Filmography
  • Kim Ki-duk
    South Korea, Japan | 2004
  • Kim Ki-duk
    South Korea | 2002

17.02.2012

  • 10:30h
    3-IRON
    Kim Ki-duk
  • 12:30h
    ARRI ALEXA
    WORKSHOP
  • 16:30h
    OPENING CEREMONY
    Thierry Frémaux Presents
  • 20:00h
    ARIRANG
    Kim Ki-duk
    WORKSHOP - Kim Ki-duk - film director
  • 00:00h
    PELAGEYA
    Russia

18.02.2012

  • 10:30h
    MADAME BOVARY
    Claude Chabrol
    WORKSHOP - Isabelle Huppert - actress
  • 17:00h
    4:44 LAST DAY ON EARTH
    Abel Ferrara
    WORKSHOP - Abel Ferrara - film director
  • 21:00h
    TULIP, TEXAS AND US
    Lee Filipovski | Canada, Estonia 2011
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    MOUSSA
    Christophe Nanga-oly | France 2010
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    WE'RE GETTING THERE
    Marko Grba Singh -|Serbia 2011
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    BARBAKAN
    Bartlomiej Zmuda | Poland 2011
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    COUNTRYSIDE
    Yana Skopina & Eugene Kostkin | Russia
  • 00:00h
    THE ROSENBERG TRIO
    The Netherlands

19.02.2012

  • 10:00h
    A PROPHET
    Jacques Audiard
    Tahar Rahim - actor
  • 13:00h
    A BETTER LIFE
    Cédric Kahn
  • 13:00h
    CHICKEN WITH PLUMS
    Marjane Satrapi & Vincent Paronnaud
    WORKSHOP - Marjane Satrapi - film director
  • 21:00h
    FIREWORKS
    Giacomo Abbruzzese | Italy, France 2011
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    VANISHING
    Bartosz Kruhlik | Poland 2011
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    BOYS, WHERE ARE YOU
    Jelena Gavrilović | Serbia 2011
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    LUNCHBOX STORY
    Pieter Dirkx | Belgium 2010
  • 00:00h
    STRIBOR AND THE POISONERS
    Serbia

20.02.2012

  • 10:30h
    BAD GUY
    Kim Ki-duk
  • 13:00h
    CORPO CELESTE
    Alice Rohrwacher
  • 17:00h
    NADER AND SIMIN, A SEPARATION
    Asghar Farhadi
    WORKSHOP - Leila Hatami - actress
  • 21:00h
    CABBAGEMINCER
    Vadim Viner | Russia 2011
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    LEERFAHRT
    Matis Burkhardt | Germany 2009
    ---
    MADE OF ASHES
    Ognjen Glavonić | Serbia 2012
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    THE SONG OF THE RAIN
    Aygul Bakanova | Kyrgyzstan, UK 2011
  • 00:00h
    ADAM STINGA
    Moldova

21.02.2012

  • 10:30h
    LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD
    Zoran Tairović
    ---
    BALKAN STAR
    Andrey Gligoryev
  • 13:00h
    SMALL TOWN
    Nuri Bilge Ceylan
    WORKSHOP - Nuri Bilge Ceylan - film director
  • 16:30h
    STOPPED ON TRACK
    Andreas Dresen
    WORKSHOP - Andreas Dresen - film director
  • 20:00h
    SMILE
    Gil González Penilla | Mexico 2011
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    THE TRIP
    Simão Cayatte | USA, Portugal 2011
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    MARINA
    Sonya Karpunina | Russia 2011
  • 00:00h
    BOBAN & MARKO MARKOVIC ORCHESTRA
    Serbia

22.02.2012

  • 10:30h
    MILENA
    Čarna Radoičić
    ---
    HAPPY NOW
    Frederikke Aspöck
  • 13:00h
    NICOSTRATOS THE PELICAN
    Olivier Horlait
    WORKSHOP - Olivier Horlait - film director
  • 17:00h
    ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA
    Nuri Bilge Ceylan
  • 21:00h
    FRAGMENTS
    Ivan Stojiljković | Serbia, Germany 2011
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    ALTO SAUCE
    Fernando Pomares | Spain 2011
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    GLASGOW
    Piotr Subbotko | Poland 2010
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    THE END OF THE WORLD
    Jani Bojadzi | Macedonia 2011
  • 00:00h
    SONIDO GALLO NEGRO
    Mexico

23.02.2012

  • 10:30h
    DISTANT
    Nuri Bilge Ceylan
  • 13:00h
    MOZZARELLA STORIES
    Edoardo De Angelis
  • 17:00h
    OUT OF BOUNDS
    Frederikke Aspöck
    WORKSHOP - Frederikke Aspöck - film director
  • CLOSING CEREMONY AWARDS CEREMONY

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