Kim Ki-Duk Biography – Kim Ki-Duk Wiki
Kim Ki-Duk was a South Korean filmmaker. Born in Bonghwa, South Korea, he studied fine arts in Paris from 1990 to 1993. After returning to South Korea, Kim began his career as a screenwriter and won the first prize in a scenario contest held by Korean Film Council in 1995. In 1996, Kim made his debut as a director with a low budget movie titled Crocodile (1996). His international breakthrough occurred with The Isle at the Toronto International Film Festival. His 2000 film Real Fiction was entered into the 23rd Moscow International Film Festival.
In 2004, he received Best Director awards at two different film festivals, for two different films. At the Berlin International Film Festival, he was awarded for Samaritan Girl (2004), and at the Venice Film Festival he won for 3-Iron (also 2004). In 2011, his documentary film Arirang received an award for best film in the Un Certain Regard category from the Cannes Film Festival. In 2012, his film Pieta received the Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival, the first Korean film to receive a “best film” honor at one of the top three international film festivals – Venice, Berlin, and Cannes.
Kim Ki-Duk Age
Kim Ki-Duk was born on 20 December 1960, in Bonghwa, South Korea. He died on 11 December 2020, in Riga, Latvia. He was 59 years old.
Kim Ki-Duk Death
Kim Ki-Duk died on December 11, 2020, at the age of 59, in Latvia due to complications from COVID-19. His death was confirmed by ArtDocFest/Riga director Vitaly Mansky to Delfi, a Latvian media outlet. According to Delfi, Kim Ki-duk moved to Latvia on November 20 in order to buy a house in Jurmala, the country’s seaside resort near Riga. His colleagues raised concern when he did not show up for scheduled meetings and began looking for him in hospitals. He was reportedly looking to buy property in the Baltic country in order to get a residency permit.
Kim Ki-Duk Cause of Death
Kim Ki-Duk’s cause of death was complications caused by COVID-19.
Kim Ki-Duk Net Worth
Kim Ki-Duk’s net worth is unclear.