Burning (M)

Burning movie poster

Winner of the International Critics Award at Cannes Film Festival 2018.

While working as a courier in Seoul, aspiring young writer Jong-su encounters the lively Hae-mi, a childhood friend from his hometown. The two spend the day together, and when Hae-mi asks him to feed her cat while she’s away on a trip to Africa, Jong-su is convinced of a burgeoning romantic relationship. But on her return, when he arrives at the airport to collect her in his run-down truck, Jong-su is surprised and confused to find Hae-mi accompanied by the handsome, Gatsby-esque Ben. The three begin an awkward friendship, with Jong-su’s feelings for Haemi growing ever stronger, even if it’s apparent she has fallen under the spell of his rich and mysterious rival’s charms.

★★★★1/2 "the filmmaker’s finest achievement to date" - DAVID STRATTON

★★★★1/2 "stunning, slow-build thriller...it sizzles with a cumulative power that will knock the wind out of you" - ROLLING STONE

★★★★ "the kind of film that all but demands a second viewing in order to appreciate the complex elegance of the design" - THE AGE

"Mesmerising, threatening and beautiful" - ABC Radio

"A great film, engrossing, suspenseful, and strange" - ROGEREBERT.COM

"meticulously calibrated in its ambiguity" - VARIETY

"a beautifully crafted film"- HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

"an enthralling look at working-class frustrations" - INDIEWIRE

Cast: Yoo Ah-in, Steven Yeun, Jun Jong-seo

Director: Lee Chang-dong


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