dir. Lee Chang-dong

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After finishing a delivery, Jongsu, a young delivery guy, finds, by chance, Haemi, an old childhood friend. The excentric girl asks Jongsu to take care of her cat while she goes on a trip to Africa. Weeks later, Haemi comes back accompanied by Ben, an enigmatic upper class young man that joined her in her trip. One day, he reveals his odd past time hobbie to Jongsu...

Director / Lee Chang-dong Production / Lee Chang-dong, Kang Kyung-ho, Matsui-kei, Kim Tae-hwan, Chung Cul-woong, Billy Acumen. Screenplay / Jungme Oh, Lee Chang-dong. Cast / Jong-seo Jung, Ah-in Yoo, Steven Yeun, Soo-Kyung Kim, Seung-ho Choi. Cinematography / Kyung-pyo Hong Editing / Da-won Kim, Hyun Kim Sound / Lee Seung-chul Original Score / Mowg Production Design / Jum-he Shin

Ficción, 148 min.

Lee Chang-dong

Daegu, South Korea, 1954. Director, screenwriter and a novelist. His career started in theater, when he was twenty years old and then started writing. He made his director's debut with the film Green Fish, a film noir, "unique amongst those in the genre." "Green Fish" was an exploration of the genre conventions and of the real world. He continued his exploration of life and cinema with "Peppermint Candy," in which he experimented with the use of flashbacks within a narative. In "Oasis," he cuestioned the true nature of people's comunication. It was with this two films that he received the critic's plaudits, as well as popular success worldwide. With "Oasis," he won Best Director in the Venice Film Festival. En 2003 he was named tourism and culture minister. Once his dutty ended, he directed his fourth film, "Secret Sunshine." The highly regarded acting job of Jeon Do-yeon, as the tormented Shin-ae, granted her the Best Actor award at Cannes, in 2007. His fith film, "Poetry," won Best Screenplay award at Cannes as well as other prestigious awards. After Poetry, he made his return with "Burning."


  • 2018 — Burning
  • 2010 — Poetry
  • 2007 — Secret Sunshine
  • 2002 — Oasis
  • 1997 — Green Fish

Festivales y Premios

  • 2018 Festival de Cannes: Premio FIPRESCI
  • 2018 Festival Internacional de Cine de Toronto
  • 2018 Festival de Sitges Sl. 2018 Selección Oficial
  • 2018 Festival Internacional de Cinel de Mar del Plata
  • 2019 FICUNAM


“One of the most misterious and vast movies of the year.”

—Alonso Díaz de la Vega: El Universal

“Lee Chang-dong’s Adaptation of Haruki Murakami Story Is a Mesmerizing Tale of Working Class Frustrations (. . .) a beautiful and captivating poetic work.”
—Eric Kohn: IndieWire 

“Film that agian shows the talent of a rigorous director and with an expresive forze out of this world.”
—Luciano Monteagudo: Página 12 

“Lee has crafted a hypnotic and haunting film that transcends genre to dig deep into the human condition.”
—Peter Travers: Rolling Stone 

“A work of sharpness and intenstiy rarely seen.”
—Luis Martínez: El Mundo

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