BONG Joon-ho studied Sociology at the University of Yonsei and graduated from the Korean Film Academy. By 1995 he made three short films Memories in My Frame, White Man and Incoherence.
He wrote and directed his first feature, Barking Dogs Never Bite, which won a Fipresci Award at the Hong Kong Film Festival in 2001. His second feature Memories of Murder won the Silver Shell award for best director in the San Sebastian Film Festival in 2003. In 2006 his third feature film, The Host, was selected for the Directors' Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
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