Famous Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-Duk passed away after being attacked by Corona. He was only 59 years old at the time of his death. He died in Latvia, Europe. He is in the country for the last 20 years
According to the Latvian local media Delphi, Kim Ki Dhuk lost the fight with Covid-19 on the night of December 11 local time. Her interpreter Krolova also confirmed her death.
According to the director of ArtDocfest / Riga Vitalis Manski’s, Kim was planning to buy a house in Ki-dhak Jurmala. At the same time, he applied for citizenship there. However, he could not be present for a specific interview. After this, his colleagues started looking for him in the hospital.
The South Korean embassy in Latvia has not yet commented on Kim’s death.
Kim Ki-Duk was born on December 20, 1960, in Bonghoa, South Korea. He studied fine arts in Paris from 1990 to 1993. He then returned to the country to write screenplays and won first prize in a competition organized by the Korean Film Council in 1995.
The following year he directed a low-budget film called Crocodile. In 2000, his film Real Fiction was screened at the 23rd Moscow International Film Festival. She was awarded Best Director at the 2004 Berlin International Film Festival for her role in “Samaritan Girl” and at the Venice Film Festival for “3-Iron”.
In 2012, his Pieta won Best Picture at the Venice, Berlin and Cannes Film Festivals, and the Golden Lion Award at the Venice Film Festival.