First movie in this series: "Burning"
“Burning” is a 2018 South Korean psychological drama thriller directed by Lee Chang-Dong. It stars Steven Yeun of (The Walking Dead fame), Jeong Jong-seo, and Yoo Ah-In. The film is based on the short story "Barn Burning" by Haruki Murakami. It’s the first Korean film to make it on the Oscars/Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film shortlist.
It’s in Korean with English subtitles.
Synopsis: An introverted young man, Jongsu (Yoo Ah-in) finds romantic interest in a young woman from his past, Haemi (Jeong Jong-seo). One day she returns from a trip with Ben (Steven Yeun) a wealthy and sophisticated young man. When Haemi disappears, Jongsu becomes suspicious of Ben and his mysterious hobby.
This movie can be viewed on Amazon, iTunes and more. Please view this movie on your own and we will meet on Saturday May 11, 2019 at a suitable coffeehouse/restaurant in the DMV area. Please bring your thoughtful analysis, questions and we will discuss amongst ourselves the various themes in this movie. If you wish to bring your laptop and notes to help the discussion please do!
We will be discussing this great movie while eating some "authentic" Italian food at La Trattoria da Lina in Takoma Park...about 2 blocks from the Takoma Metro on the Red Line.
An email will be sent a few days before to confirm your RSVP as a reservation is required for the restaurant.
If sold out, please join the waitlist in case people cancel.
Time and meetup subject to change.
***4/16/19 Update:*** If you wish, you can read the original short story "Barn Burning" by Haruki Murakami in which this movie was based on. https://www.mrflamm.com/uploads/2/2/0/0/2200902/barnburningbyharukimurakami.pdf