He studied British literature in Korea and direction in UCLA. He was a teacher in many universities and cinema institutes like in Chung-Ang. He founded the Korean Film Art Center and make his country discover bergman, Kiarostami or Tarkovski. Screenwriter of short films as well as full length ones, he got the Grand Prize of the 7th competition of Hartley Merrill in the USA for the Spring in my Hometown screenplay. He directed 2 short films, The End of Journey and Obsession and screenplays of two full length films: Goodbye Seoul and Endless Circle.