A South Korean director born in Seoul in 1963.
As a philosophy student, Park Chan-Wook founded a film club and started working as an assistant on film sets. His first feature, Moon Is The Sun’s Dream in 1992, was a commercial failure. He turned to film criticism and published a collection of texts in 1994. His third film Joint Security Area (2002), a political thriller, was a huge success in South Korea. He then directed what has become known as The Vengeance Trilogy consisting of Sympathy for Mister Vengeance (2002), Old Boy (2004) – which won the prestigious Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival - and Lady Vengeance (2005). He went on to make Thirst (2009), one of his best-known films, and Stoker (2013), his first English language film starring Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode and Nicole Kidman. His latest film The Handmaiden was in official competition at Cannes in 2016.
Moon Is the Sun's Dream (달은해가꾸는꿈) (1992) – 3 Members (3인조) (1997) – Joint Security Area ( 공동경비구역 JSA) (2000) – Sympathy for Mister Vengeance (복수는나의것) (2002) – Old Boy (올드보이) (2003) – Lady Vengeance (친절한금자씨) (2005) – I’m a cyborg but that’s okay (싸이보그지만괜찮아) (2006) – Thirst (박쥐) (2009) – Stoker (2013) – The Handmaiden (아가씨) (2016) – The Little Drummer Girl (2018)