Director: Lee Chang-dong.
Cast: Yoo Ah-in, Steven Yeun, Jeon Jong-seo.
148 minutes, South Korea, 2018.
Based on a Murakami short story, South Korean filmmaker Lee Chang-dong’s (Poetry 2010) has fashioned a masterful mystery thriller about obsession, unrequited love and alienation.
Jong-soo (Yoo Ah-in) rival for the affection of Hae-mi (Jeon Jong-seo) is the urbane Ben (Steven Yeun).
Desire turns to obsession as Jong-soo questions not only Hae-mi attraction to Ben, but also Ben’s very strange hobby.
Karlovy Vary Film Festival 2018.
Munich International Film Festival 2018.
Cannes Film Festival 2018.
Toronto International Film Festival 2018
Cannes Film Festival 2018 FIPRESCI Prize.
Cannes Film Festival 2018 Vulcain Prize for the Technical Artist Jum-hee Shin (art director).
Cannes Film Festival 2018 Nominated Palme d’Or Chang-dong Lee.
Grand Bell Awards, South Korea, winner Best Director – Chang-dong Lee, Best Actor Ah-In Yoo and Best Supporting Actor Steven Yeun.
“Desire, ravenous and ineffable, shudders through Burning, the latest from the great South Korean director Lee Chang-dong”. – Manohla Dargis, NY Times
“Sex, envy and pyromania make for a riveting mystery in Lee Chang-dong’s masterfully crafted Murakami adaptation”. Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian.
Attendance at a single Screening €8 or Concession €6 on the door.