Burning

Director: Lee Chang-dong
Starring: Yoo Ah-in, Jeon Jong-seo, Steven Yeun
Duration: 148 min


A masterly and mysterious slow-burning suspense drama, Lee Chang-Dong’s follow-up to Poetry was one of the standouts at this year’s Cannes (where it won the FIPRESCI Prize).

Based on a Haruki Murakami short story, Jong-soo is a country boy now living in Seoul with dreams of becoming a writer. One day he bumps into Haemi (Jeon Jong-seo), a childhood friend from his hometown. As the two start to grow fond of each other / begin a relationship, Haemi asks Jong-su to look after her cat while she's on a trip to Africa. When she asks him to meet her at the airport, he’s put out to find her in the company of wealthy and charismatic Ben.

With pitch perfect performances from its three leads and the building tension handled with grace and precision, this is a beautifully executed and richly enigmatic thriller.



8.3/10 3 ratings.

General admission screenings

Sun 17th Feb
12.15
Tue 19th Feb
14.45
Wed 20th Feb
14.45

Club and Group screenings

Thu 21st Feb 14.45 Silver Screen: Aged over 60? Join the Silver Screen Club for discounted tickets and a free tea or coffee at these shows. Usual ticket prices apply to non-Members.



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