Directed by Lee Chang-dong
South Korea

“Desire, ravenous and ineffable, shudders through Burning, the latest from the great South Korean director Lee Chang-dong.” The New York Times

Jong-soo (Yoo Ah-in), an aspiring writer who works menial jobs to get by, attracts the attention of an old school friend Hae-mi (Jeon Jong-seo), but when she goes on a trip, Hae-mi returns with the wealthy, urbane Ben (Steven Yeun). As Jong-soo's thwarted desire slowly turns to obsession, he finds himself consumed in his attempt to unravel not only Hae-mi's attraction to Ben, but also Ben’s very strange hobby.

Deeply compelling, at times unsettling, Burning is a precise, superbly crafted mystery thriller that unfolds at an unhurried but immersive pace. 

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  • Available on DCP Format: From March 2019