Leesong Hee-il

Leesong Hee-il

South Korea

Queer melodramas are basically the fights of bodies. Gay cultures show naked bodies like a queer parade to stress their rights to their bodies. Personally I try not to show nudity much in my films. I think that the era of protesting through exhibitionism has come to an end.    


Born in South Korea in 1971, he studied filmmaking at the Independent Film Society. Between 1995 and 2000, he was a member of the independent film group 'Youth Film' during which time he made a number of short films which have screened at national and international film festivals. The director shows skillful directing by mirroring some of the most serious social issues of Korea through stories of individuals and he is one of the most eminent Korean directors of queer film. He was a guest of the Berlin IFF with his debut feature film NO REGRET (2006). NIGHT FLIGHT (2014), a story about immature boys neglected in danger of school violence and isolations was also screened in Berlin IFF.

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