Burning
Burning

Burning 15 S

Film

Please note: This was screened in Feb 2019

Director:
Lee Chang-dong
Cast:
Ah-In Yoo, Steven Yeun, Jong-seo Jeon
Duration:
148 mins, Subtitled, 2018, South Korea
Primary language:
Korean

South Korean master Lee Chang-dong follows up 2010's Poetry with this sublime mystery thriller of obsessive love adapted from a short story by Haruki Murakami.

Seoul deliveryman Jongsu's (Yoo Ah-in) unremarkable routine is pleasantly disrupted when he runs into childhood acquaintance Haemi (Jeon Jong-seo), and the pair soon begin a romance. When she returns from a big trip to Africa accompanied by wealthy, handsome Ben (Sorry To Bother You's Steven Yeun), Jongsu's jealously over the shift in her affections builds - until Ben tells him about his very strange hobby...

Featuring a missing girl (and her missing cat), an arsonist and a possible murder, Chang-dong has crafted a slow-burning study about male rage, class conflict, and unrequited love that is alight with mystery.

Please note: The film contains flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

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