Burning

Showed at Images 3/1/2019–3/7/2019

Starring: Ah-in Yoo, Jong-seo Jun, Steven Yeun

In Korean with English subtitles

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Based on a story by internationally best-selling author Haruki Murakami, Burning tells the story of Jongsu, a frustrated introvert, whose life is complicated by the appearance of two people into his orbit: first, Haemi, a spirited woman who offers romantic possibility, and then, Ben, a wealthy and sophisticated young man she returns with from a trip.When Jongsu learns of Ben’s mysterious hobby and Haemi suddenly disappears, his confusion and obsessions begin to mount, culminating in a stunning finale.

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  • Director: Chang-dong Lee
  • Runtime: 2 hours 28 minutes
  • Genre: Drama

“Burning is a character study that morphs, with masterly patience, subtlety and nary a single wasted minute, into a teasing mystery and eventually a full-blown thriller. ”

– Los Angeles Times