new Delhi: Kim Ki-duk was a popular South Korean director, known for his idyllic art-house cinematic works. Presented as one of the most important contemporary directors of his time, Kim Ki-duk has received numerous international awards and recognition. He is also the only South Korean director to have won all three major European film festivals – Cannes, Venice and Berlin.
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Kim Ki-duk died on December 11, 2020, nine days before his 60 daysTh Birthday on December 20, 2020. Reportedly, the director traveled to Latvia on November 20, 2020, with the intention of buying a home there to live permanently for the shooting of his new film with the Latvia-Korean production. However, on December 5, the day of the home purchase, the director did not appear and was inaccessible. At the age of 59, it was revealed that the director was recovering from COVID-19 after testing positive for the virus, after Kim Ki-duk passed away on Friday.
The director made his debut in the year 1996 with the film ‘Crocodile’. However, from 2017 onwards, he stopped performing in public in Korea after accusing him of sexual harassment on the set of his film ‘Moebius’. They are also tagged as a misunderstanding by feminists in their country because they allegedly represent misunderstandings in their films.
The director of ‘Bad Guy’ also faced delays in the release of his 2000 film ‘The Isle’ as he allegedly portrayed instances of animal cruelty in the film. The British Board of Film Classification delayed the release of his film.
Kim’s last directorial film was ‘Dissolve’, which released in 2019.
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