Burning

Still from Burning, Lee Chang-dong, 2018

Delivery man Jongsu is out on a job when he runs into Haemi, a girl who once lived in his neighbourhood. She asks if he’d mind looking after her cat while she’s away on a trip to Africa. On her return she introduces to Jongsu an enigmatic young man named Ben, who she met during her trip. One day Ben tells Jongsu about his most unusual hobby.

Based on a short story by Haruki Murakami, Burning received the highest ever score on the critics’ score-board at last year’s Cannes Film Festival.

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

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