Burning 15

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This film was last shown on 7 March 2019

Acclaimed South-Korean director Lee Chang-Dong’s latest film is a sublime mystery thriller of obsessive love, based on Haruki Murakami’s short story ‘Barn Burning’.

Jong-soo, an isolated young man living in Seoul bumps into a childhood friend while on a delivery job. Hae-mi, flirtatious and enigmatic, asks him to look after her cat while she travels to Africa. When she returns, she is accompanied by Ben, who smoulders with charisma, charm and wealth. One night, Ben shares his mysterious hobby with Jong-soo, fuelling a series of events that will alter their lives forever.

The Monday evening screening (11th February - 19.50) will be accompanied by an introduction from Dr. Kate Taylor-Jones, one of the leading professors of East Asian Cinema.


2 hours 28 minutes


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