Magazine article Variety

Kim Seong-Hun of 'The Tunnel'

Magazine article Variety

Kim Seong-Hun of 'The Tunnel'

Article excerpt

Kim Seong-hun's "A Hard Day" a crime thriller that premiered in Cannes in 2014, made him an internationally known helmer. But it took him seven years to mount his next feature after his debut in 2006 with "How the Lack of Love Affects Two Men."

It wasn't hard to get his debut financed - following the success of Bong Joonho's "Memories of Murder" and Park Chanwook's "Old Boy" conglomerates rushed to invest in films and it became relatively easier for new directors to make their first films. But comedy-drama "Two Men" received little attention and he had trouble wrangling his second feature.

"For me, the crisis turned into a real opportunity - because I had so much free time, I could focus on writing scripts and think about stories that I would really like to tell," Kim says. …

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