Director: Kim Ki-duk (Korea, South)
Born in 1960 in Bonghwa, South Korea. He studied fine arts in Paris in 1990-1992. After return to Korea, he worked as scriptwriter. In 1993 he won the award for best screenplay from the Educational Institute of Screenwriting. He made his feature debut Crocodile in 1996. Among other works are: Bad Guy (2002), Samaritan Girl (2004, Silver Bear for Best Director at Berlin IFF), 3-Iron (2005). Laureate of numerous cinematic and festival awards and prizes. Breath is his 14th feature film.
Kim Ki-duk: “ Human relationships that come together as if forever only to rip apart like tissue paper...The cruel wounds I inflicted and received to those that left me so...All of us entangled by love, passion, hate, and the urge to kill...To me, all this is ‘Arirang’.”