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Genre: Thriller
Synopsis

„To me, the world is a mystery,” confesses the main character of „Burning”, the astonishing new film from director Lee Chang-dong. Enigmas riddle this provocatively opaque story about a lost young man, the woman he falls for, and the insinuating stranger whose motivations are as unknowable as almost everything else that follows. Yoo ¬Ah-in is remarkable as „Burning’s” ineffectual, withdrawn protagonist: he’s the perfect vessel for Lee’s grand treatise on the immutable fact that none of us truly understands anyone or anything – not even, in the case of this quietly devastating film, the precise genre of the movie we’re absorbing.

Tom Grierson, Screen Daily

Director
Chang-dong Lee

(1954)

Filmography
  • Chorok mulkogi (Green Fish, 1997)
  • Bakha satang (Peppermint Candy, 1999, PÖFF 2000)
  • Oasiseu (Oasis, PÖFF 2002)
  • Milyang (Salajane päikesepaiste, PÖFF 2007)
  • Shi (Poetry, PÖFF 2010)
  • Beoning (Burning, 2018)
Tue, 20.11.2018
5:30 pm
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 8
050606
Subtitles: 
ENG
Screening code: 050606
Thu, 22.11.2018
8:00 pm
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 5
070503
Subtitles: 
ENG
Screening code: 070503
Sat, 01.12.2018
8:30 pm
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 5
160508
Subtitles: 
ENG
Screening code: 160508
Film info
Country: South Korea
Year: 2018
Duration: 148 minutes
Language: Korean
Director: Chang-dong Lee
Producers: Joon-dong Lee, Chang-dong Lee
Writers: Jung-Mi Oh, Chang-dong Lee
DOP: Kyung-pyo Hong
Montage: Da-won Kim, Hyun Kim
Composer: Mowg
Cast: Ah-in Yoo, Steven Yeun, Jong-seo Yun
Production: PinehouseFilm
Festivals: Cannes (FIPRESCI Prize), Karlovy Vary, Toronto, Busan, London
Synopsis

„To me, the world is a mystery,” confesses the main character of „Burning”, the astonishing new film from director Lee Chang-dong. Enigmas riddle this provocatively opaque story about a lost young man, the woman he falls for, and the insinuating stranger whose motivations are as unknowable as almost everything else that follows. Yoo ¬Ah-in is remarkable as „Burning’s” ineffectual, withdrawn protagonist: he’s the perfect vessel for Lee’s grand treatise on the immutable fact that none of us truly understands anyone or anything – not even, in the case of this quietly devastating film, the precise genre of the movie we’re absorbing.

Tom Grierson, Screen Daily

Director
Chang-dong Lee

(1954)

Filmography
  • Chorok mulkogi (Green Fish, 1997)
  • Bakha satang (Peppermint Candy, 1999, PÖFF 2000)
  • Oasiseu (Oasis, PÖFF 2002)
  • Milyang (Salajane päikesepaiste, PÖFF 2007)
  • Shi (Poetry, PÖFF 2010)
  • Beoning (Burning, 2018)