João Correa


Hwang Dong-hyuk is a screenwriter, director and editor. He graduated in communication from the National University in Seoul and afterwards directed many short films. Then he moved to Los Angeles to study film production at the University of South California. At that time he directed his new short film Desperation (2000). He graduated with the film Miracle Mile (2004), and his feature film debut was the drama Ma-i pa-deo (My Father, 2007), which was a development of the story from his graduation film. In his next film, Do-ga-ni(Silenced, 2011), he decided to adapt for film a true story about a school for deaf students in which professors and administrators turned out to be molesters. The film was a huge financial success in Korea and started public debate about the topic and actually encouraged the re-opening of the case and eventually changing ofthe existing laws. His last film Su-sang-han geu-nyeo (Miss Granny, 2013) was another success but this time it was a light comedy with elements of phantasy.


Films by this director

The Consul of Bordeaux

(Aristides de Sousa Mendes, O Cônsul de Bordéus, Portugal, 2011)

Directed by: João Correa
PHOTOGRAPHY: José António Loureiro

This is a biopic about a real historical fugure, Aristides de Sousa Mendes, Portuguese consul to France who lived in the late 19th and early 20th century. During WW II he took extra efforts to issue many visas and passports to Jews and thus saved lives of many Jewish refugees.

digital, color, 90 min
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