Burning

Burning

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.

Festivals:

Karlovy Vary Film Festival 2018.
Munich International Film Festival 2018.
Cannes Film Festival 2018.
Toronto International Film Festival 2018

Awards:

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.

Admission:

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