Jung Ji-Woo

Jung Ji-Woo

Jung Ji-Woo caused a huge controversy with his racy May-December romance, EUNGYO aka A MUSE (2012), starring first time actress, Kim Go-Eun, but this wasn’t the first time his touch has sent a brand new actress rocketing to the top. Making a splash in 1996 with his short film, A Bit Bitter, which was a success on the film festival circuit, he directed the crime-of-passion feature Happy End in 1999. No actress would play the female lead until Jeon Do-Yeon came to him. Best known for her sweetheart roles, she played this dark, complicated character and earned raves and respect as a “serious actress,” setting her career on a path that culminated when she won “Best Actress” at Cannes in 2007 for Secret Sunshine. For his next feature film, Blossom Again (2005), he cast first-time actress Jung Yoo-Mi in the role for which she won several “Best Newcomer” awards, and went on to a long and successful career. Chung is also known for his work as a screenwriter and was the writer on the paranoid rural thriller Moss (2010) which was a big hit when it came out. EUNGYO aka A MUSE is his fourth feature film.