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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