The Unforgiven: Q&A Session
with Film Director YOON Jong-bin
September 29, 2006, Asian
Boardman’s Art Theatre, Champaign, Illinois
The public screening of the film was followed by a discussion
with the film's director, Mr. YOON Jong-bin.
YOON Jong-bin, 27, has received international critical acclaim for
his first feature film, The Unforgiven, made as his senior
project in film school. At its debut in the Pusan International Film
Festival, The Unforgiven earned three prizes: Best Korean
Feature, Most Popular Film in the New Currents section, and the FIPRESCI
(International Film Critics) prize. YOON's controversial exposé
of psychological and physical violence within South Korea's conscript
military has stimulated a national dialogue on the subject, some of
which comes out in our local—yet multiethnic and multinational—discussion.
A synopsis of the film may be found here.
YOON Jong-bin, Director (The Unforgiven)
Jinhee Lee, Translator
Tanya Lee, Moderator
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The distributor’s page
This helpful page includes synopsis, director’s statement, bio, cast and crew, awards, and press clippings.
Korean Film Council (KOFIC)’s page
Includes synopsis, awards, cast and crew, bio (please note that the
photo of Dir. YOON is incorrect), and contact information.
Film review in the Spring 2007 issue of the AEMS newsletter
Presentation for teachers by Prof. Seungsook Moon.
interview with YOON Jong-Bin
An interview profiling YOON John Bin and The Unforgiven.
Korean Film Observatory, Spring 2006
This is a PDF download of the full magazine.
Interview with YOON Jong-bin
An interview in the Spring 2007 issue of the AEMS newsletter
YOON Jong-bin’s earlier work:
Identification of a Man (A short film)
Last updated June, 19 2007