Korean cinema is more trendy than ever! After the incredibly successful “Weekends with Bergman”, we launch a new project, “Weekends with cinema of South Korea. Art and extreme”. From March 14 to April 5, we invite you to watch and discuss with Igor Soukmanov 8 auteur South Korean films. Thrillers, detective films, action movies, science fiction and scandalous films by famous directors are waiting for you. Some of them will be shown on a big screen for the first time. The Pioneer starts the weekends with the Oscar-winning “Parasite” and spine-tingling “Burning”, united by the popular for South Korean cinema topic of social inequality, which leads to unexpected results.
Weekends will begin with Parasites by Bong Joon-ho, the triumphant film of the last Academy Awards and the Cannes Film Festival. The drama with elements of a comedy about class inequality won four awards of the Academy, including Best Picture, and the main prize of the Cannes Film Festival – the Palme d'Or.
According to the plot, the Ki-taek family has gloomy prospects – all four members are unemployed. The situation changes when the eldest son, Ki-woo, is recommended for a highly paid tutor position. He makes false academic certificates and comes to the luxurious house of a businessman Mr. Park. Having made a good impression, he finds out about another open vacancy, and a very unusual job plan for his sister appears in his mind.
On Sunday, an exciting psychological thriller Burning by Lee Chang-dong is waiting for you. At the 71st Cannes Film Festival, the film received the highest praise from critics and a nomination for the Palme d'Or. The film was based on the story “Barn Burning” by Haruki Murakami. The surrealist writer himself participated in the creation of the picture and was one of the scriptwriters.
A young writer Jong-su meets beautiful Hae-mi, with whom they grew up. Her life has changed a lot, and now she flies to Africa, leaving her cat to Jong-su. Hae-mi returns from Africa with a new friend named Ben, who leads his life like a real Gatsby. It seems you can’t find fault with him, but he has an unusual secret hobby, and when Jong-su learns about it, he can't leave it alone.
The full programme of the “Weekends with cinema of South Korea. Art and extreme” at the Pioneer cinema in Minsk and Rodina cinema in Mogilev:
“Bong Joon-ho” Weekend
“Trains Are Under the Watchful Eye” Weekend
“ART & SHOCK” Weekend
The films will be shown in the original language with Russian subtitles. All screenings will begin at 18:00.
Follow the news on the project on the website artcorporation.by and on social media using the hashtag #koreanweekends.