Based on a Haruki Murakami short story and starring Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead, Okja), BURNING is a gripping psychological study of thwarted love, ambition and obsession. Novelistic in scope, grandeur and impact, and featuring three remarkable performances, it’s a gripping psychological study of thwarted love, ambition and obsession.
While working as a courier in Seoul, aspiring young writer Jong-su (Yoo Ah-in) encounters the lively Hae-mi (Jun Jong-seo), a childhood friend from his hometown. After spending a day together, and convinced of a burgeoning romantic relationship, Jong-su agrees to look after Hae-mi’s cat while she’s away on a trip to Africa. On her return, she introduces Jong-su to an enigmatic young man named Ben (Steven Yeun), who she met during her trip. The three begin an awkward friendship, with Jong-su’s feelings for Hae-mi growing ever stronger, even if it’s apparent she has fallen under the spell of his rich and mysterious rival’s charms. Suddenly, after Ben makes a strange confession, Jong-su is led to question his motivations and he sets off on an increasingly desperate search to uncover the truth, even if the line between reality and imagination begins to blur. M in cinemas April 18
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“Elegant and mesmerising. We are encouraged to both construct our own conclusions and to dismantle them at the same time. It’s chilling and brilliant.” – Wendy Ide, The Observer
“Brilliant! Desire, ravenous and ineffable, shudders through Burning. The story has the quality of a mystery thriller, one accompanied by the drumbeat of politics. All three leads are sensational.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
“A knockout! This stunning, slow-build thriller sizzles with a cumulative power that will knock the wind out of you.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
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