Beanie level: Rooftop room dweller

jTBC’s “Life” trailer.
Can’t wait to see familiar actors from “Forest of Secrets”
Main characters: Jo Seung-woo, Yoo Jae-myung (about time), Lee Dong-wook, Moon So-ri and Won Jin-ah.

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Lee Chang-dong’s slow-burn drama was named the festival’s top film by FIPRESCI and the International Cinephile Society.

The FIPRESCI awards, which were chosen by a nine-person jury of critics from seven different countries, went to “Burning” in the main competition, with the jury citation calling it “a visually stunning film and an emotionally complex comment on contemporary society”; and Lukas Dhont’s “Girl” in the Un Certain Regard section, which the jury lauded for “its bold integrity in tackling gender issues and displaying incredible poise.”
The International Cinephile Society, which is made up of 21 critics from around the world, also gave its top award to “Burning.” In fact, wrote the group in its announcement, Lee Chang-dong’s film “burned the competition to ashes in virtually every category” and “should technically have won everything but Best Actress.” But the ICS follows the same rules as the official Cannes jury, which rules out giving any other awards to the film that wins the Palme d’Or.

I’m disappointed like many of the professional critics that “Burning,” the most highly regarded film in Cannes’s history was totally ignored by the jury headed by Cate Blanchett.
On the other hand, I’m glad they didn’t go back to Korea empty handed.

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    I can’t wait to see this film. I hope it will hit a big screen near me.

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Prediction: Cannes top film honors. (by A Dowd AV/Film)
Palme D’Or
Will win: Capernaum

Should win: Burning
South Korean director Lee Chang-dong’s mysterious drama about class, privilege, and unrequited affection casts a spell that’s hard to shake. No movie at Cannes this year put its runtime to better use, and nothing built—quietly, carefully, masterfully—to a more satisfying endpoint. If it’s the movie itself that matters most, Burning deserves this.

Grand Prix
Grand Prix
Will win: Burning
Every year, Screen International holds an ongoing poll of the Cannes competition titles, soliciting star ratings from a panel of international critics. Burning hasn’t just topped the 2018 edition of the poll; it’s edged out the record-breaking average Toni Erdmann managed to become, with a 3.8, the most highly regarded film in the grid’s history. It’s hard to imagine the jury ignoring the acclaim showered on this movie; the Grand Prix, or second place, feels like the likeliest acknowledgment.
(Winners will be announced tomorrow). Rooting hard for Korea’s “Burning.”

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The 71st annual Cannes Film Festival is currently being held from 8 to 19 May 2018.
Lee Chang-dong ‘s “Burning” starring Yoo Ah-in and Steven Yeun is competing for the Palme d’Or (the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival). If “Burning” wins, that would be the first for Korea.
Best of luck!

Fighting!

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Nam Ji-hyun’s upcoming sageuk with Do “Dear Husband of 100 Days.”
I was so excited about this show until I read the summary:
“Lee Yul falls off a cliff and nearly dies in an attempted assassination. He loses his memory, and wanders for 100 days under a new name and personality. During this period, he meets Hong Sim, head of the first detective agency in Joseon.”

Cliff of Doom – check
Memory loss- check
Hidden identity (crown prince)- check
In just 3 sentences. Whoa show, are we supposed to take you seriously?

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    …Well, that was a wild adventure in three lines.

    Hmm, maybe it’ll be fun crack? DO and Nam Ji-Hyun are both quite adorable, so.

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      Yeah, I was under the impression that it was gonna be a comedy? I thought reports said that, anyway.

      The description reminds me of a sageuk version of Shopping King Louis, and I would totally be down for that kind of zany fun. Just hope Nam Ji-hyun isn’t being typecast, haha!

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      I hope so cause I love Nam in sageuks and Do is not your typical idol actor.

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    Makjang – check ? Haha
    Just kidding….

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    Well, It might not be THAT bad, right? right? I’m not going to fool myself into watching something only to be sorely disappointed….RIGHT? please tell me I’m right…..I’m going to give myself an ulcer if I do this again.

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“Pretty Noona”
I have never watched a show and said to myself “this heroine has most of my flaws” but I do with this show.
Sometimes I’m a hot mess, do stupid and immature things, indecisive, insensitive, insecure etc but I am also kind, respectful, loyal, compassionate etc.
While I watch dramas for entertainment, once in a while some shows deals with real life issues that kept me thinking about it a lot. “Mother” was one of those shows.

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    “this heroine has most of my flaws” is me too. It’s probably why I don’t like Jin Ah too much.

    Also – whoa, what a picture. You do realise that constitutes a Jungkook attack and violates a possible peace treaty somewhere? Damn.

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Woot! My sageuk oppa is finally back in “Asadal.”
❤️❤️Song Joong-ki and PD Kim Jin-won together again! ❤️❤️

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Yoo Ah-in and Steven Yeun in “Burning.” (May 17)
(My most anticipated film of the year ).

‘Burning’ is story about youths that speaks with the heart.

Watching a Lee Chang-dong movie is not exactly a “kick back and relax” type of experience, as the director challenges viewers by posing questions as a form of communication, inviting them to ponder relevant issues in modern society like one of ethics.
“This film is a story of youths, and one I wished to communicate with them through their sentiments and emotions,” Lee said, adding that although questions about ethics may usually involve intellect, this movie is closer to the heart.
The movie is based on “Barn Burning,” a short story by Haruki Murakami inspired by William Faulkner’s short story of the same name, which explores a mystery about a man who burned down a barn and the metaphor it stands for.
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20180504000672

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    Oh my god THANK YOU SO MUCH you made my day!!!!!!!! I’m so happy YAI IS BACK and I love Murakami! [email protected]@

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      I’m very impressed with his choices in films.
      While I don’t worship the grounds he walks on, I think Yoo Ah-in has earned his place in Chungmuro as a solid film star.
      Impressive for an actor his age who didn’t start off in films. I can see him as one of the top film actors in the future.
      It’s not easy to cross-over from drama to having a solid film career but he has done it in only a few years.

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    Wow, now I’m hyped for it too!

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“Sometimes it’s all the small things that count.. not everything has to be highly detailed or perfectly planned, the kind and generous things mean the most.”

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There’s just one legitimate synonym for Friday. BOOM SHAKALAKA!

Excited to watch “Pretty Noona” in a few hours.

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The beautiful and talented Son Ye-jin <3.

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That giddy feeling right before you start a new book.

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It’s Monday. Don’t forget to be awesome!

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Are they dating?
PD Ahn’s answer: LOL.

“All human beings have three lives: public, private, and secret.”

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“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”

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AVENGERS: Infinity War.
Looking mighty good. Can’t wait to watch it this weekend.
Reviews: RT-87% Metacritic 68 IMDb 9.2
In short: A knowingly overstuffed Marvel mashup turns out to be bedazzling fun.

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    I wasn’t sure if it was going to be an epic fail or an epic win, but I was going to watch it either way. Glad it’s doing well, critically!

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      Same. I’m glad it’s over 80 at RT. That’s good enough for me.

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        As long as it’s not DCEU ratings. 😂

        Ok ok, I’m sorry. I do like DC. But I’m happy to hear Marvel doesn’t have a giant dud on its’ hands.

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          Haha Avenger over Justice League anytime for me.
          I love Wonder Woman and Batman though thanks to Nolan.
          Marvel hasn’t gotten a dud ever since Disney took over.

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            #truefacts

            I hate to hate on DC because it has times where something nice shimmers through, but I can’t like a lot of their movies overall. Wonder Woman’s a boss though, and Nolan’s Batman is rad.

            I didn’t like Age Of Ultron, but everything else was Grade-A, or at least enjoyable from Marvel.

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            @Bam Gent

            Agree, “Age of Ultron” was not good. I don’t get why it made so much money either.

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BURNING: Steven Yeun and Yoo Ah-in <3. They are so awesome together!
Release date: May 17.
It has been 8yrs since director Lee Chang-Dong's last film.
I'm excited but it's going to be hard to watch.

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    I’m so intrigued by this! I wonder if it will get screened in North America at all.

    Also Yoo Ah-in’s laugh oh my god.

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      Cannes wants them and I’m sure it’ll be released in North America too.

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    I don’t understand how it is possible for Yoo Ah-in to just get cuter with time <3 <3

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    I was not aware of this project!! Thanks for putting it on my radar!!

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So much pretty 😍.
Son Ye-jin and Jung Hae-in during jTBC mid prodcast press conference.

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“People are their most beautiful when they are laughing, crying, dancing, playing, telling the truth, and being chased in a fun way.”

“Pretty Noona” BTS eps 6. Son Ye-jin is super adorable <3.

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“I pretend to ignore you, but I really just miss you.”

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