Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Podcast: Burning / Cold War – Extra Film

This week on the InSession Film Podcast: Extra Film segment, Jay and Ryan get together to discuss two of the most celebrated foreign films of the year, Burning (Brendan joins for this review) and Cold War

It has been a terrific year for foreign film, but these two films have received about as much acclaim as any other foreign film released this year. Korean auteur Lee Chang-dong has ventured into the land of mystery with Burning, a challenging film that explores a wide array of themes. It has made its way on to many “Best Of” lists this year, but do Ryan, Jay , and Brendan feel it is worthy? 

Similarly, Cold War has been celebrated for its presentation in Cold War Poland. Pawel Pawlikowski’s compact period drama features stellar performances, beautiful cinematography, and very moving moments, but is it one of the best of the year? Listen and find out!

Listen to the show and let us know what you think about both films in the comment section below. Thanks for listening!

– Movie Review: Burning (7:52)
Director: Lee Chang-dong
Writers: Oh Jung-mi, Lee Chang-dong
Stars: Yoo Ah-in, Steven Yeun, Jeon Jong-seo

– Movie Review: Cold War (42:02)
Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
Writer: Pawel Pawlikowski, Janusz Glowacki
Stars: Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot

– Music 
Two Hearts Four Eyes – Joanna Kulig
Burning – Mowg
The Return of the Eagle – Atli Örvarsson

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Burning / Cold War – Extra Film

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