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Burning Rated 15

Burning

Dir. Lee Chang-dong. South Korea, 2018. 2h 28m. Korean/subs. Starring Ah-In Yoo, Steven Yeun, Jong-seo Jeon, Soo-Kyung Kim, Seung-ho Choi, Sung-Keun Moon.

Delivery boy Jong-su falls for his neighbour, who asks him to look after her cat while she takes a trip abroad. She soon returns with a flashy playboy who confesses a secret love for arson. Slow-burning mystery noir based on a short story by Haruki Murakami. Winner of the International Federation of Film Critics Award at Cannes 2018.

‘Mesmerising thriller of murky motives. Lee Chang-dong’s elegant mystery is full of pleasingly unsettling moments’ ★★★★★ Wendy Ide, The Observer

'Far from a conventional mystery, but the slow build of puzzle and intrigue gets right under your skin. So much ambiguous detail to ponder, while the visual design insidiously marks your memory.’ ★★★★★ Trevor Johnston, Little White Lies