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  • LEE Chang-dong Announces New Project at BIFF
  • by Pierce Conran /  Oct 21, 2016
  • GANG Dong-won and YOO Ah-in Rumored to Star

    During a special session with major Asian film directors at the Busan International Film Festival, LEE Chang-dong revealed that he is hoping to begin production on his new film next month. This would make it his first feature since Poetry, the Best Screenplay Award winner at the Cannes Film Festival in 2010.

    Director LEE mentioned that while the schedule isn’t entirely fixed he hopes to begin shooting Burning in November. Though an official announcement hasn’t been made, it is rumored that stars GANG Dong-won and YOO Ah-in will feature in the film. The project will be a mystery-thriller about a woman whose life becomes caught between two different men, one who is affluent and the other who struggles to make a living.

    After storming the international festival circuit with his films A Peppermint Candy (2000) and Oasis (2002), LEE took a break from the industry for a few years during which he served as the Minister of Culture in the Korean government. Following that he directed Secret Sunshine, which earned JEON Do-yeon the Best Actress Award at Cannes in 2007.

    Actor GANG Dong-won, who is fresh off the hits The Priests and A Violent Prosecutor, has become increasingly busy, with his mystery title Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned due out in November and then the thriller Master coming out the following month. Meanwhile, YOO Ah-in had a huge 2015, starring in Veteran and The Throne.

    Burning will be released at some point in 2017.

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