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JIMFF: Music director Cho Sung-woo's films and music

최종수정 2012.08.10 14:00 기사입력 2012.08.10 14:00

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Actress Tang Wei (left) and actor Hyun Bin (right) face each other in a still shot from director Cho Sung-woo's film "Late Autumn" released on February 17, 2011. [Boram Entertainment]

Actress Tang Wei (left) and actor Hyun Bin (right) face each other in a still shot from director Cho Sung-woo's film "Late Autumn" released on February 17, 2011. [Boram Entertainment]


The movie "Late Autumn" is about Anna (Tang Wei) waking up to life. Tang Wei’s expressionless face that shows no desire for anything combined with Seattle’s thick fog that almost seems to laugh at hope, allowed the movie to leave a lasting impression.

In addition, the jazz and bossa nova music Cho Sung-woo created with the piano and the guitar’s lonesome strings made the "Late Autumn" an unforgettable movie.

Cho Sung-woo, who begged his parents for a violin when he was six when he heard a violin being played, whiled away his middle and high school years with pop and band music, studied philosophy rather than music at university.

Cho made his debut to cinema music with Heo Jon-ho’s short film "For Scrap Steel" in 1992. From his feature film debut "Runaway" by Kim Seong-soo, to "Memento Mori," "Christmas in August," "Nowhere to Hide" and "One Fine Spring Day," Cho has worked on the music for over 60 films becoming the leader of Korean cinema’s renaissance.

For Cho, receiving the award in the eighth Jecheon International Music and Film Festival [JIMFF] must have held special meaning as he worked as the chairman of the organizing committee of the JIMFF from its second to sixth installments.
The special screenings held to mark the event will show "One Fine Spring Day," which Cho has revealed that held special meaning for him "Memento Mori" and "Last Present" that drew attention with high-class performances from Zoo, Secret Garden and Hahm Choon-ho.

Cho’s music played a large part in creating the melancholy ambience of the that is still talked about for its strange but alluring image.

The special screening will provide the chance to meet the music that comes back like 'the memory of a longed-for day.'


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