Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival and shortlisted for this year's Best Foreign Language Film Oscar®, Lee Chang-dong's (POETRY, SECRET SUNSHINE) BURNING is a searing examination of an alienated young man, Jong-su (Yoo Ah-in), a frustrated introvert whose already difficult life is complicated by the appearance of two people into his orbit: first, Hae-mi (newcomer Jeon Jong-seo), a spirited woman who offers romantic possibility, and then Ben (Steven Yeun, SORRY TO BOTHER YOU, THE WALKING DEAD), a wealthy and sophisticated young man she returns from a trip with. When Jong-su learns of Ben's mysterious hobby and Hae-mi disappears, his confusion and obsessions begin to mount, culminating in a stunning finale. (Note adapted from Well Go.) DIR/SCR/PROD Lee Chang-dong; SCR Oh Jung-mi, from the story "Barn Burning" by Haruki Murakami; PROD Lee Joon-dong, Ok Gwang-hee. South Korea, 2018, color, 148 min. In Korean with English subtitles. NOT RATED
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