Jeong-hyun Mun is a South Korean film director and screenwriter. He is best known for his critically acclaimed films, such as "Ode to My Father" (2014), "A Taxi Driver" (2017), and "The Battle of Jangsari" (2019).
Mun was born in Seoul, South Korea, in 1976. He graduated from the Chung-Ang University in Seoul with a degree in fine arts. After graduation, he began his career in the film industry as an assistant director. He worked on several films, including the popular South Korean films, "I Saw the Devil" (2010) and "The Housemaid" (2010).
Mun made his directorial debut in 2014 with the film, "Ode to My Father". The film was a critical and commercial success and was even nominated for the Grand Bell Award for Best Film. The film was also well-received internationally and was selected to be shown at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Following the success of "Ode to My Father", Mun directed "A Taxi Driver" in 2017. The film was a box office hit, grossing over $85 million worldwide. It was also well-received by critics and was nominated for several awards, including the Grand Bell Award for Best Film.
In 2019, Mun directed his third feature film, "The Battle of Jangsari". The film was based on the true story of a group of student soldiers who fought in the Battle of Jangsari during the Korean War. The film was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $50 million worldwide.
Mun has also directed several short films and television series. He is currently working on his fourth feature film, "The Good, The Bad, and the Weird".
Mun's films have been praised for their emotional depth and powerful storytelling. He has become one of the most successful and acclaimed film directors in South Korea. His films have won numerous awards, including the Grand Bell Award for Best Film. He is a talented filmmaker who has made a name for himself in the South Korean film industry.