International Competition


Dust and Ashes

An unknown face of Hae-su. On her way from the factory, she calls someone who doesn't answer. She doesn't answer a call from someone. She is planning a funeral for her mother who died suspiciously. All these people, questions, and stares. While her anxiety grows, can she keep her secret plan?

Japanese Premiere

Screening Dates, Times, and Venues

Guest Talk Session After Screening


Director:Park Hee-kwon

  • Republic of Korea
  • 2019
  • 79min
  • Color
  • DCP
  • Korean
  • JPN & ENG Sub.

Writer:Park Hee-kwon | Main Casts: Ahn So yo, Lee Kang ji, Kim Jae rok, Lee Jung en | Screenplay: Park Hee-kwon | Producer(s): Ko Doo hyun | Cinematographer: Kim Dong hyun | Sound: Ahn Sung il |Editor: Ko Doo hyun | Mix: WaveLab

World Premiere : PÖFF Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2019

Park graduated from the Department of Newspaper Broadcasting at Woosuk University in 1997. He’s been a writer for various shows including Manners In Battle and The Flu. In 2011, he directed a short film My Neighbors, which criticized the high suicide rate in Korean society. Dust and Ashes is his feature debut.

Director’s Statement

A splendid capitalist society. However, in the darkness of the blind spot, there is a hopeless individual life, a destroyed family. And there is a collapsed social system and a state of bystanders. This is not only the reality of Korea. It is the reality of all of us.