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Film Reviews: Burning (2018) by Lee Chang-dong

Film Reviews: Burning (2018) by Lee Chang-dong
Acclaimed Korean director Lee Chang-dong is back after an 8-year absence from the movie industry and – hey – it was well worth the wait! His latest work “Burning” premiered with a bang at Cannes Film Festival last April where it bagged the Fipresci Prize and is collecting excellent reviews anywhere it lands. “Burning” was also the official submission of South Korea for the ‘Best Foreign Language Film’ category of the 91st Academy Awards in 2019.

Burning” is screening at the 27th Art Film Fest Kosice

Marketed as a thriller-esque adaptation of Murakami Haruki’s short novel “Barn Burning” (first published in the ”New Yorker” and part of the anthology “The Elephant Vanishes”), it’s a lesser-known fact that Murakami himself was inspired by William Faulkner’s novel of the same title, where an arsonist exerts his power and control burning barns and ultimately forcing his family to lie in the name of a deviated idea of loyalty.
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Movie Review – The Call (2020)

Movie Review – The Call (2020)
The Call, 2020 Directed by Chung-Hyun Lee Starring Park Shin-Hye, Jong-seo Jun, Sung-ryung Kim, El Lee, and Ho-San Park Synopsis: Two people live in separate times. Seo-Yeon (Park Shin-Hye) lives in the present and Young-Sook (Jong-seo Jun) lives in 1999. One phone call connects the two, and their lives are changed irrevocably. The premise for this time-shifting […]

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Oscar Nominee Burning Available on Digital January 29th and on Blu-ray Combo & DVD March 5th

One of the year’s most acclaimed films and South Korea’s official entry for Best Foreign Language Film for the 2019 Academy Awards®, Burning debuts on digital January 29 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD March 5 from Well Go USA Entertainment. Based on the short story “Barn Burning” by Haruki Murakami, Burning is a psychological tale of all-consuming jealousy that tells the story of three individuals and a mystery that shows no one is truly as they seem. The film is certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with an impressive score of 95% and an average score of 8.7 from over 100 outlets. A special bonus is the behind-the-scenes featurette “About the Characters” where viewers will take a deep dive into the characters in Burning and the actors who portray them. The film stars Steven Yeun, Ah-in Yoo (“Six Flying Dragons”) and Jong-seo Jun making her big screen debut.

Burning is the searing examination of an alienated young man,
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Burning Review

Paranoia, moral ambiguity and jealousy take centre stage in Lee Chang-dong’s faultlessly-executed new film Burning. Based on a short story by Haruki Murakami entitled Barn Burning, the film mixes drama and intrigue to tell one of the most thought-provoking and utterly devastating stories of the year so far. Starring South Korean star Ah-in Yoo and Korean-American actor Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead), Burning is set in modern day South Korea where old traditions and an ever-advancing consumerist culture live happily side by side.

Ah-in Yoo (Six Flying Dragon) is Jong-su, a young aspiring writer fresh out of university and still unsure of what he wants to do with his life. On a rare visit to the capital, Jong-su meets Hae-mi (Jong-seo Jun), an outgoing sales hostess who recognises him from their school days in the countryside. The two soon hit it off and Jong-su is invited to go back
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‘Burning’ Review

  • Nerdly
Stars: Ah-in Yoo, Steven Yeun, Jong-seo Jun, Soo-Kyung Kim, Seung-ho Choi, Seong-kun Mun, Bok-gi Min, Soo-Jeong Lee, Hye-ra Ban, Mi-Kyung Cha, Bong-ryeon Lee | Written by Chang-dong Lee, Jung-mi Oh | Directed by Chang-dong Lee

Beoning, or more commonly known in international territories as Burning, is the first feature from South Korean director and auteur Chang-dong Lee after a staggering eight-year absence. His latest feature (much like its namesake) is a slow-burning fuse to a warhead of colossally disturbing and deeply amatory radiance of vibrant, albeit nightmarish mysticism.

At an eye-watering one hundred and forty-minute running time, Chang-dong Lee just about manages to pull off his daring tightrope trick of atmospheric tension and build up with a deliciously enigmatic and divisive thriller. Even the likes of his contemporaries in Quentin Tarantino and Luca Guadagnino, often fail to truly balance the grasp of entertainment/intoxication of their story and running time to balance said art.
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Review: Burning

  • JoBlo
Plot: Aspiring writer Jongsu (Ah-in Yoo), a quiet introvert, finds his life taking a drastically different direction after a young woman from his past, Haemi (Jong-seo Jun), enters his life, forming a romantic obsession in him. But soon Haemi becomes interested in a sophisticated man, Ben (Steven Yeun), who she returns from a trip to Africa with. After a while, Ben confesses a…
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Movie Review – Burning (2018)

Burning, 2018.

Directed by Chang-dong Lee.

Starring Ah-In Yoo, Jong-seo Jeon, and Steven Yeun.

Synopsis:

Jong-su, a part-time worker, bumps into Hae-mi while delivering, who used to live in the same neighborhood. Hae-mi asks him to look after her cat while she’s on a trip to Africa. When Hae-mi comes back, she introduces Ben, a mysterious guy she met in Africa, to Jong-su. One day, Ben visits Jong-su’s with Hae-mi and confesses his own secret hobby.

Don’t let the monstrous running time steer you away from Burning, Chang-dong Lee’s latest meticulously crafted effort, that cleverly explores a wide variety of subjects ranging from the dark side of the male gaze, the double lives that people hide, societal class rankings, various incarnations of mental instability, and Korean political issues all wrapped up into a glacially paced thriller that, despite its snail-like crawl to its fireworks grand finale, always
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Steven Yeun: Sustaining The Other Vertices in Lee Chang-dong’s Burning

Jong-Su (Ah-In Yoo) meets Hae-Mi (Jong-Seo Jeon) dancing at a storefront display beside a lottery machine. Her dance partner projects keywords over a Pa system and through a K-Pop deluge. They are lures. Hae-Mi has rigged the whole raffle, Jong-Su wins a pink wristwatch (per her intervention) and she expects he’ll gift it back to her. This is no meet-cute, it’s an odd-reunion, Hae-Mi reveals to Jong-Su, her old friend. They grew up together, but Jong-Su either can’t remember or can’t recognize her post-plastic surgery. He won’t forget her now. These two characters thicken and sink to form […]
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Steven Yeun: Sustaining The Other Vertices in Lee Chang-dong’s Burning

Jong-Su (Ah-In Yoo) meets Hae-Mi (Jong-Seo Jeon) dancing at a storefront display beside a lottery machine. Her dance partner projects keywords over a Pa system and through a K-Pop deluge. They are lures. Hae-Mi has rigged the whole raffle, Jong-Su wins a pink wristwatch (per her intervention) and she expects he’ll gift it back to her. This is no meet-cute, it’s an odd-reunion, Hae-Mi reveals to Jong-Su, her old friend. They grew up together, but Jong-Su either can’t remember or can’t recognize her post-plastic surgery. He won’t forget her now. These two characters thicken and sink to form […]
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Steven Yeun Deserves an Oscar Nomination for ‘Burning,’ His First Major Role Since ‘The Walking Dead’

Steven Yeun Deserves an Oscar Nomination for ‘Burning,’ His First Major Role Since ‘The Walking Dead’
A year had passed since Steven Yeun left “The Walking Dead,” the AMC show that put him on the map, and he had yet to figure out his next moves. He landed a supporting role in “Okja,” Bong Joon-ho’s wacky sci-fi adventure, and followed the English-language ensemble to Cannes. Someone asked him if he wanted to work with other Korean directors. Yeun, who was born in Seoul but raised in Michigan, hesitated.

“You just say things to answer questions, never thinking of any of it will come true,” said Yeun, over a year later. So he mentioned Lee Chang-dong, the monumental Korean filmmaker whose work Yeun discovered early in his career.

The interview got passed around, first to screenwriter Oh Jungmi, and then to Lee. The pair were co-writing “Burning,” a vivid, lyrical adaptation of a Haruki Murakami short story. The movie, which premiered at Cannes, revolves around introverted
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Asian World Film Festival Casts Spotlight on World Cinema’s Most Dynamic Region

With Asia representing a whopping 65% of the earth’s population, it’s small wonder that the continent’s film industries are becoming more influential on the world stage. By some measures, China’s rising box office numbers have already surpassed those of the U.S., and India’s film business is the world’s largest by number of films produced.

That’s why the mission of the Asian World Film Festival, which is to strengthen ties between the Asian and Hollywood film industries, is critical to establishing avenues of communication between filmmakers and film executives in the U.S. and in Asia.

This year, Awff will present films from more than 50 Asian countries and showcase them to members of the Motion Picture Academy, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. and all the guilds during a critical phase of the awards season leading up to the Golden Globes and the Oscars.

All
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First trailer for Cannes favourite Burning starring Steven Yeun

Following its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, a trailer, poster and two clips have arrived online for the critically-acclaimed mystery thriller Burning. Directed by Lee Chang-dong, Burning is loosely based on 1992 New Yorker short story Barn Burning by Haruki Murakami and stars The Walking Dead’s Steven Yeun alongside Ah-in Yoo and Jong-seo Jeon; take a look here…

Jongsu, a part-time worker, bumps into Haemi while delivering, who used to live in the same neighborhood. Haemi asks him to look after her cat while she’s on a trip to Africa. When Haemi comes back, she introduces Ben, a mysterious guy she met in Africa, to Jongsu. One day, Ben visits Jongsu’s with Haemi and confesses his own secret hobby.

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