“Male rage blazes a chilling trail on the Korean border. Sex, envy and pyromania make for a riveting mystery in Lee Chang-dong’s masterfully crafted Murakami adaptation. Lee Chang-dong’s Burning is a superbly shot and sensuously scored movie, a mystery thriller about obsessive love taken from a short story by Haruki Murakami. It’s a psychological drama set in the modern consumerist Korea of the callous Gangnam-style rich and poor young people who often go invisibly to ground, pursued by credit-card debt.“ (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian)

Around The World in 14 Films 2018, presented by Lars Rudolph


+++ Berlin Premiere +++

Director: Lee Chang-dong
Screenplay: Jung-Mi Oh, Lee Chang-dong, after the short story “Barn burn” by Haruki Murakami
OT: Beoning
Country: Republic of Korea 2018
Production: Pinehousefilm
Cast: Ah-in Yoo, Steven Yeun, Jong-seo Yun
Format: DCP / coulour
Length: 148 min.
Language: Korean OV / English subtitles
Distribution Germany: /
Festivals: Cannes, Sydney, Taipeh, Karlovy Vary, Eriwan, Odessa, Melbourne, Toronto, Busan etc.
Awards: Cannes FIPRESCI Prize and Vulcain Prize, International Cinephile Society Awards etc.

Website: Burning

“Burning” is Korea’s 2019 Oscar® Entry (“Best Foreign Language Film”).