Dust and Ashes

Dust and Ashes

Park Hee-kwon • 2019 • South Korea

An intelligent thriller surveys late-capitalist South Korea.

Hae-su works at a factory on the outskirts of Seoul. Returning home, she hides from a knock at the door—inside is her mother's body, who died from mysterious circumstances. When a plainclothes police officer arrives, Hae-su lets him in. An exchange of documents, uncertain glances.

Suspended in an uneasy atmosphere of mystery, intrigue, and narrative minimalism, Dust and Ashes doubles as an intelligent thriller and a insidious critique of hierarchies of power and privilege in South Korea. Park Hee-kwon's feature film debut premiered at Tallinn Black Nights.

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Dust and Ashes
  • Dust and Ashes

    Directed by Park Hee-kwon • 2019 • South Korea

    Suspended in an uneasy atmosphere of mystery, intrigue, and narrative minimalism, Dust and Ashes doubles as an intelligent thriller and an insidious critique of hierarchies of power and privilege in South Korea. Park Hee-kwon's feature film debut p...