|Revised Romanization||Bae Yong-gyun|
Bae Yong-Kyun (born 1951 in Daegu, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea) is a South Korean film director, painter, and professor. He is best known for his Seon(Zen)-influenced 1989 film Dharmaga tongjoguro kan kkadalgun (Why Has Bodhi-Dharma Left for the East, 달마가 동쪽으로 간 까닭은). He also wrote and directed one other film, Geomeuna dange huina baekseong (The People in White, 1995).
Bae is a painter by training. He holds a doctorate and serves as an art professor in South Korea.