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KANG Sang-woo

KANG Sang-woo

Born in 1983, Kang Sang-woo is a filmmaker based in Yongin, Korea. His work spans both fiction and non- fiction, and explores the political, social, and emotional worlds of minorities in Korean society. His short films, such as A Silk Letter (2010) and CLEAN ME (2014), have been shown at museums and film festivals, such as Vancouver International Film Festival, the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul Independent Film Festival, and the Experimental Film and Video Festival in Seoul. His first feature documentary, KIM-GUN (2018), premiered at Busan International Film Festival 2018, received the top award at Seoul Independent Film Festival 2018, the KIFV Independent Film of the Year Award 2018, an Audience Award at Muju Film Festival 2019, and was released in Korean theaters nationwide in May 2019.

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2018 / KOREA / Feature / 85 min

KANG Sang-woo

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KIM-GUN begins with a black-and-white photo of an armed young man taken in May 1980 in the city of Gwangju. 35 years later, the identity of the young man has become a source of controversy: some claim he is “Gwang-su,” one of the North Korean special agents whose mission was to instigate anti-government violence, while others remember him as “Kim-gun,” a ragpicker who lived under a bridge over the Gwangjucheon Stream and who only went by his last name, KIM. Based on the remaining photographic evidence, the documentary sets out in search of the missing young man.