Based on a story by Haruki Murakami, Korean master Lee Chang-dong’s remarkable new thriller BURNING was the most acclaimed film of Cannes, setting a record for the highest-ever score achieved in the 18-year history of Screen International’s prestigious critics’ poll.
Novelistic in scope, grandeur and impact, and featuring three brilliant performances, it’s a gripping psychological study of thwarted love, ambition and obsession, depicting a love triangle between an aspiring young writer, his childhood neighbour and her mysterious and handsome new friend. Lee’s teasing and noirish 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.
Running Time: 148 mins
Release Date: 21 Aug, 2019
With: Yoo Ah-in, Steven Yeun, Jun Jong-seo
Director: Lee Chang-dong