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Burning

  • 2018
  • 148 mins
  • Dir: Lee Chang-dong
  • Cast includes: Yoo Ah-in, Jeon Jong-seo, Steven Yeun
  • Cert: 15

When Jong-soo (Yoo Ah-in) runs into Hae-mi (Jeon Jong-seo), a girl he once knew at school, he is instantly smitten and volunteers to look after her cat while she travels abroad. But when she comes back, it is with worldly and handsome new friend Ben (Steven Yeun) in tow.

Desperate to remain in Hae-mi’s life, Jong-soo decides to keep spending time with the pair. But as Ben’s bizarre hobbies become increasingly apparent, and Hae-mi mysteriously goes missing, Jong-soo’s life threatens to blow apart.

Based on a short story by Haruki Murakami,¬†Burning¬†has received global acclaim, and was nominated for the prestigious Palme d’Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

In Korean with English subtitles.

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