Burning [15]


Venue Barn Cinema

Running time 165 minutes

Cast Yoo Ah-in, Jeon Jong-seo, Steven Yeun

Director Lee Chang-dong

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Next date 17th February 5:00 pm

About this event

South Korean filmmaker Lee Chang-dong’s new film has been hailed a masterwork. A sublime mystery thriller of obsessive love based on Haruki Murakami’s short story ‘Barn Burning’, it follows Jong-soo (Yoo Ah-in), an isolated young man living in Seoul. When accosted by Hae-mi (Jeon Jong-seo), a childhood friend from the village they grew up in close to the North Korean border, they begin a relationship. But when she returns from a trip away, she’s accompanied by wealthy, urbane
Ben (Steven Yeun), with whom she is apparently in love. Chang-Dong develops a mysterious world of immense power in this epic, slow-burning film exploring masculinity, class conflict and romantic obsession.

2018 | South Korea | Korean with English subtitles


“Sex, envy and pyromania make for a riveting mystery in Lee Chang-dong’s masterfully crafted Murakami adaptation” 
The Guardian


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