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Korean Diasporic Cinema

  • Remake/Adaptation
  • Psychology/Mystery/Suspence/Thriller
  • Country/RegionKorea
  • Production Year2018
  • Running Time148min
  • Format DCP
  • ColorColor
Program Note
Based on Murakami Haruki’s short story, “Barn Burning,” Burning is about the enigmatic relationship between three people. Jongsu meets childhood friend Haemi, who seems to be lively but somewhat hollow, and falls for her. But Haemi asks him to take care of her cat while she takes off for Africa. When she returns, she is with the young and rich but mysterious Ben. The tight tension among the three classifies this film as a mystery thriller, but it is still an extension of Lee Chang Dong’s world. Rather than directly burrowing into the inner life of the guilty, the camera sensitively captures the butterfly effect of everything surrounding guilt. The storyline is minimal, but filled with unbelievably dense scenes full of symbolic elements making up a tight-knit net of metaphors. The harmony of music and sound is exceptional. The film is rare and valuable attempt by the director to disband this era’s mood of loss, anger and chaos in filmic form and project it into an image. (SONG Kyung-won)
LEE Chang-dong
With his directorial debut, Green Fish (1997), Lee Chang-dong won Best New Director, Best Film, and Best Screenplay at the Baeksang Arts Awards, earning recognition for both his artistic vision and popularity. Subsequently, through works like Peppermint Candy (2000), Secret Sunshine (2007), Burning (2018), and the short film, Heartbeat (2022), Lee has showcased his sensitive approach to direction. Lee won Best Director at the Venice Film Festival for Oasis (2002). He was also involved in the production of works by other directors, such as A Girl at My Door (2014) and Birthday (2019). His film Poetry won the Best Screenplay award at Cannes.
LEE Chang-dong
Joon-dong LEE
Ah-in YOO, Steven YEUN , Jong-seo JUN
Jung-mi OH, Chang-dong LEE
Kyung-pyo HONG
Production Design
Jeom-hui SHIN
Hyun KIM, Da-won KIM
Seung-chul LEE