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By Anonym 13 Sep

Bong Joon-ho

As a director, or just a film fan who wants to enjoy the festival, Cannes is the worst place to be. But it must be a paradise for distributors and importers.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bong Joon-ho

There is a lot of extreme emotion in Korean film. It's because there are a lot of extremes in Korean society.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bong Joon-ho

I have a group of cafes and coffee shops that I go to regularly. They usually have an area where I can plug in my computer and have a corner seat where I can do a couple hours of writing or whatever, even the noise of the surrounding people walking by. Those things are the things that stimulate me into writing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bong Joon-ho

I regard remaking a film as creating something again.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bong Joon-ho

No matter where I am working, I cannot make a film without 100% creative control and final cut. If there is such a guarantee, I can work anywhere.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bong Joon-ho

In the grand scheme of nature, I believe that it is very natural that animals eat animals, and that humans eat animals. It is only in the last couple of decades that meat-processing factories have come to rise, and I believe we should take time to reflect on that reality.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bong Joon-ho

I don't write any kind of sequel or remake.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bong Joon-ho

In the mid 1990s the Korean film industry was really open-minded.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bong Joon-ho

When you first think of making a monster movie you have to realize that a lot of people may be down on you because there is a big prejudice against such films.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bong Joon-ho

I love the Japanese director Shohei Imamura. His masterpiece in 1979 called, the English title was 'Vengeance is Mine'.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bong Joon-ho

The mother's love for her child is very strong in Korean society - almost on the borderline of being an obsession.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bong Joon-ho

I think when one becomes very close to another person, it can mean loving and intimacy, but on the other hand, there's also the danger of one destructing another under the name of love. I think that is the scariest thing for me in various relationships.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bong Joon-ho

People have said, 'Why don't you make your own company like Chan-wook Park has his own company,' but my head is full of writing and directing and I don't feel like I want to run a company. That's not really within my personality as well.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bong Joon-ho

In Korean films there is only really a strong tradition of melodramas.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bong Joon-ho

I really hate the creature film convention that says you have to wait until the end to see the monster. One hour and all you've seen is just the tip of the creature's tail.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bong Joon-ho

I don't intentionally make my films with the express goal of surprising the viewer.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bong Joon-ho

I have a complex feeling about genre. I love it, but I hate it at the same time. I have the urge to make audiences thrill with the excitement of a genre, but I also try to betray and destroy the expectations placed on that genre.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bong Joon-ho

There's hardly any governmental censorship in Korea.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bong Joon-ho

I always write the script by myself.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Bong Joon-ho

The multilevel, the conscious and the unconscious, is natural when I write scripts, when I come up with ideas and stories.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Bong Joon-ho

I'm sure mothers are important across every culture, but particularly in Korean society, the role of the mother is of great importance.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Bong Joon-ho

My favourite genre lies inside myself, and as I follow my favourite stories, characters and images, it sums up to a certain genre. So at times even I have to try to guess which genre a film will be after I've made it.