Director: Chang-dong Lee
Cast: Ah-in Yoo, Steven Yeun
Country: South Korea
Year: 2018
Duration: 148 minutes
Certificate: 15

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Toxic masculinity and class angst are the fuel for an obsessive hunt for a disappeared girl, in Lee Chang-dong’s superbly acted and intelligently scripted and plotted thriller, Burning. Korean graduate drifter Jong-su bumps into a girl, Hae-mi, who used to live in the same neighbourhood as him, who asks him to look after her cat while on a trip to Africa. When back, she introduces Ben, a mysterious and wealthy guy she met there, who confesses his bizarre secret hobbies to Jong-su. But who is Ben, and is he responsible for Hae-mi’s sudden disappearance? This acclaimed film appeared regularly in ‘Best of 2018’ polls, reaching 3rd place in Sight and Sound’s. FIPRESCI Prize winner at 2018 Cannes.