Payman Maadi was born in 1970, and is primarily known as an actor, especially for Asghar Farhadi’s About Elly (2009) and the Oscar®-winning A Separation…
Burning is Oh Jung-mi’s debut as a feature screenwriter following the success of her short film Mr Cowper. After studying under Lee Chang-dong, Oh and Lee collaborated on a number of as-yet unproduced screenplays before stumbling upon the Haruki Murakami short story Barn Burning, and adapting it into a feature length film.
Lee Chang-dong began his career in theatre and then as a novelist. He made his debut as a film director with Green Fish (1997). He won a Silver Bear at the Venice Film Festival for Oasis (2002) and his fourth film, Secret Sunshine (2007), won the inaugural APSA for Best Feature Film. He found further success with Poetry (2010). Burning is his first film as a director in eight years.
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