Internationally acclaimed director Bong Joon Ho takes over as guest editor of the March issue of Sight & Sound.

The S&S editorial team worked closely with Bong to shape the issue, and Bong hand-picked a selection of articles he wanted to see in the magazine. Alongside a major survey of Bong’s career to date by Asian cinema expert, and longtime champion of Bong’s work, Tony Rayns, Bong himself discusses some of the formative influences that first ignited and then shaped his love of cinema, including a profile piece on the great Korean director Kim Kiyoung, whose classic 1960 film The Housemaid is regularly voted the greatest ever Korean film in polls, and which was a key influence on Parasite. Bong also talks us through an exclusive selection taken from the more than 200 pages of intricate storyboards that he created in the pre-production for Parasite. To mark the 20th anniversary of Bong’s first feature, Barking Dogs Never Bite, Bong has selected 20 relative newcomer directors whose films he believes will shape our viewing for the next 20 years.

Away from the special material chosen by director Bong, the issue also features filmmakers such as Pedro Costa, Elia Kazan, and Céline Sciamma, and reviews of new cinema releases.

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5 in stock

PUBLISHED BY British Film Institute
YEAR 2020
DETAILS 28.5 cm x 21.3cm, 148pp


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