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Burning

 

 

Original title:
Beoning
Slovenian title:
Požiganje
Section:
KINGS & QUEENS

Country, year:
South Korea, 2018
Length:
148

Directed by:
Lee Chang-dong

Screenplay:
Oh Jungmi, Lee Chang-dong, Haruki Murakami
Cinematography:
Hong Kyung-pyo
Music:
Kim Da-won
Subtitles:
Slovenian
Language:
Korean
Voting code:
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Cast:
Ah-In Yoo (Lee Jong-su), Steven Yeun (Ben), Jong-seo Jeon (Shin Hae-mi), Soo-Kyung Kim (Yeon-ju), Seung-ho Choi (Lee Yong-seok), Sung-Keun Moon (odvetnik), Bok-gi Min (sodnik), Soo-Jeong Lee (tožilka), Hye-ra Ban (Jong-sujeva mati), Mi-Kyung Cha (Hae-mijina mati), Bong-ryeon Lee (Hae-mijina sestra)
Awards:
Cannes 2018 (FIPRESCI Prize), Munich 2018, Karlovy Vary 2018, Toronto 2018


DateHourLocation 
Fri, 9.11.2018 11:00 Kinodvor Cinema
Wed, 14.11.2018 21:30 Kosovel Hall
Sun, 18.11.2018 21:45 Kino Komuna

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Description:
A screen adaptation of a short story by Haruki Murakami, Burning is director Lee-Chang dong's tribute to the literary legacy of William Faulkner and one of this year's most critically lauded films.

Deliveryman Jongsu is out on a job when he runs into Haemi, a girl who once lived in his neighbourhood. She asks if he'd mind looking after her cat while she's away on a trip to Africa. On her return she introduces to Jongsu an enigmatic young man, the sophisticated and suave Ben, whom she met during her trip. Ben drives around in his Porsche and strongly resembles Jay Gatsby. It's evident that Jongsu is suffering because Haemi is not about to jettison her big-bucks boyfriend for him, just as it's clear that the ever-passive Jongsu's jealousy is slowly coming to a boil.

"When I was first recommended this short story, I was a bit taken aback. Because the story felt mysterious, but nothing really happens in it. But /.../ there was something very cinematic about that mysteriousness. /.../ The gaping holes in the chain of events - the missing piece from which we can never know the truth - allude to the mysterious world we live in now; the world in which we sense that something is wrong but cannot quite put a finger on what the problem is." (Lee Chang-dong)
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