Home alone Sunday Morning. I arranged small Christmas tray for our small coffee table and excitingly waiting for my little Amelie to come back home. 컨디션 난조로 남편&딸 성당 보내놓고 나홀로썬데이모닝. 커피 테이블용 크리스마스 트레이 꾸미고 딸래미 신나는 표정 상상하며 기다리기. #christmastray#rebobsketch#rebobnewyork
South Korea’s Oscar submission Burning will not be everyone’s cup of tea. Based on Haruki Murakami’s short story “Barn Burning" (available through New Yorker’s website), this slow-burning film will excite fans of 2001: A Space Odyssey and David Lynch’s Inland Empire. Two and a half hours and slow to reach its boiling point, Burning is a dissection of sanity through an increasingly unsettling series of events lain out by an astute director. Chang-dong Lee has been making increasingly large waves exploring characters in mourning of some form or another, whether actual or precursory in films such as Secret Sunshine and Poetry. For Burning, Ah-In Yoo plays a young man grappling with the disappearance of a recent friend after she returns from abroad with a new wealthy, suspicious man played by Steven Yeun in a skin crawling role. As his reality is questioned, Yoo descends into his own madness with Chang-dong Lee pulling those strings, sudden bursts to make you question half of what you’ve believed. Burning will creep along until it decides to unleash its thrilling nature. Pockets of freedom, paranoia, and obsession disassociate the standard dealings of an uncomfortable intruder into one’s life, but the hazard from Steven Yeun’s unreadable, suave, menacing presence leaves you baffled to the incidents in the film. Go for a slow-burn thriller with long lasting effect.