Michael WINTERBOTTOM: The Filmmaker across the Boundaries
As a director representing England since 1990s, Michael Winterbottom is an active ongoing writer of this era. Initially, he started out as a director of film drama. After making a contribution to In This World, which was released in 2000, he was more involved in the realistic matters as to break boundaries between documentary and film drama. By doing so, he became a cineaste, who goes beyond the level of a storyteller and challenges the reality.
9 Songs is a classic work of Winterbottom since it shows his ever-changing moves by matching nine different love affairs with nine different songs. On the Road is his recent documentary film that follows British bands that are on tour such as Wolf Alice around. His style is not bounded by anything both in terms of his approach to films and production environment. Since the very beginning, he produced television clips.
Recently, he collaborated with BBC to make a TV film series called ´The Trip´. Through this trip of England, Italia, and Spain, the series tries to find a root of thought penetrating Europe based on footsteps taken by great British writers such as Shelley and Keats. Wintebottom, who has been producing more than forty feature films, is an enthusiastic writer as well as a director utilizing film media in the most exciting way. Michael Winterbottom special exhibition is not only shedding a light, but also takes a perspective of the post 1900s to survey current Europe. The world of Winterbottom, a film director who marches and crosses over boundaries, proposes an epiphany of the cinema nowadays. The special exhibition of Michael Winterbottom is organized in collaboration with the British Council to celebrate ´2017-18 Korea-UK Year´