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2h 28m Drama, Mystery 2018

Based on a story by Haruki Murakami, Korean master Lee Chang-dong’s (Poetry, Peppermint Candy) Burning is a gripping psychological study of thwarted love, ambition and obsession.

Winner of Critics’ Prize - Best Film after the film’s premiere at Cannes in 2019, Burning is the story of two childhood friends, who reconnect as adults in Seoul. Starring Steven Yeun, Yoo Ah-in, and Jong-seo Jun in an awkward friendship that threatens to unravel as Haemi (Jong-seo Jun) falls under the spell of the rich and mysterious Ben (Steven Yeun).

Anchored by an extraordinary cast, exquisite pacing and a pulsating original score by Mowg, Lee’s masterful film creates a tantalising mood of uncertainty and complexity, with the story’s themes of class, family, rage and lust rising feverishly to the surface.


Chang-dong Lee


English, Korean




Japan, South Korea

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