A committed writer, Lee Chang-dong stepped behind the camera in 1997 with Green Fish and revealed his singular cinematographic poetry. He confirmed his talents in 1999 with Peppermint Candy, then in 2002 with Oasis, which won a prize at the Venice Film Festival. Poetry and Burning represent significant moments of delicacy in competition at the Cannes Film Festival. To be discovered: three of his works in restored prints never seen before, presented by Diaphana, and the first-ever screening in France of his latest short film, Heartbeat.
A conversation with Lee Chang-dong
Pathé Bellecour Mon 17 3pm
Peppermint Candy by Lee Chang-dong (Bakha satang, 1999, 2h10)
As a train arrives on the tracks, Yongho runs towards the rails and kills himself... This emotionally charged psychological drama takes us on a backwards journey through South Korea in the grips of dictatorship.
Lumière Terreaux Mon17 7pm | Comœdia Wed19 11:15am
Oasis by Lee Chang-dong (Oasiseu, 2002, 2h13)
After his release from prison, Jong-du visits the family of the victim of the accident for which he was arrested... An intense and raw work, awarded at numerous international festivals.
Institut Lumière Mon17 5pm | UGC Confluence Wed19 8:45pm | Villa Lumière Sat22 6:45pm
Poetry by Lee Chang-dong (Shi, 2010, 2h19)
Mija lives with her grandson and begins taking poetry classes. But life is not as wonderful as she had imagined... A work of high intensity which brings the viewer face to face with a disturbing reality.
Comœdia Sun16 4:30pm | Cinéma Opéra Sat22 7pm
Burning byLee Chang-dong (Beoning, 2018, 2h28)
As a disturbing love triangle develops between Jong-su, Hae-mi and Ben, the latter reveals his strange secret... Straddling the line between drama and a thriller, Lee Chang-dong delivers his most compelling film to date.
Pathé Bellecour Sun16 6:45pm | Lumière Terreaux Tue18 2:30pm
Heartbeat by Lee Chang-dong (2022, 28min)
A short film structured in sequences, where the camera magnificently follows young Chul, in search of his mother. Beautiful.
Villa Lumière Sun16 2:30pm (Following the documentary on Lee Chang-dong)
Lee Chang-dong: The Art of Irony by Alain Mazars (2022, 1h)
A documentary on one of the greatest Korean filmmakers of our time, as explored through his feature films and writings.
Villa Lumière Sun16 2:30pm (followed by Heartbeat, 28min)
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