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The Unforgiven: Q&A Session with Film Director YOON Jong-bin

September 29, 2006, Asian Film Festival
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.

still from The Unforgiven

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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Related Links

The Unforgiven

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.


An 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

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