Korean Director Bong Joon Ho Named Juror at Berlin International Film Festival

kpride, Jan. 28, 2015, 9:17 a.m.

Director Bong Joon-ho has been named as a member of the jury for the Berlin International Film Festival that will open on Feb. 5.

Bong joins "Rush" actor Daniel Bruhl, "Hannibal" producer Martha De Laurentiis, "The Milk of Sorrow" director Claudia Llosa, French actress Audrey Tautou and "Mad Men" producer Matthew Weiner on the jury, which will be presided over by renowned U.S. director Darren Aronofsky.

Bong Joon Ho is a South Korean film director and screenwriter. His films include South Korean hits Memories of Murder (2003), based on a true-life serial murder case, monster movie The Host (2006), and his first English-language film, science fiction adventure Snowpiercer (2013).

Korean film industry insiders have nicknamed him "Bong Tae-il," which, pronounced in Korean, sounds similar to the word "detail". Though he displays a fascination for strong subject matter, his films are filled with (oftenblack) humor and sudden mood shifts.

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