Hyun-seok Kim

Biography

KIM Hyun-seok is a new cinematographer who is praised for capturing sadness so beautiful as to be frightening in just two films, Poetry(2010) and A Brand New Life(2009). That Poetry is the most recent film by [LEE Chang-dong] and A Brand New Life by [Ounie Lecomte] was produced by LEE are the commonality that ties him to the two films. KIM is credited for successfully condensing beauty and violence in both of the films. While a directors directing drives the making of a film, KIMs camera shows a restrained gaze at the characters at an optimal distance, leaving an impression that cannot be easily passed over. The cool blue light that filled up the frames of Poetry and the afterglow left behind indifferently by his camerawork in A Brand New Life make KIMs upcoming images that much more anticipated.