Burning is the first film in eight years from South Korea’s Lee Chang-dong, a director whose challenging, ambiguous films Oasis (2002), Secret Sunshine (2006), Poetry (2010) are the kind that grow and grow in the mind afterwards.
Jongsu (Yoo Ah-in) is an isolated young man working a menial delivery job in Seoul, when he is accosted by Hae-mi (Yun Jong-seo), a childhood friend from his home village. Hae-mi asks him to look after her cat while she's on a trip to Africa.
When Hae-mi comes back, she is accompanied by Ben (Steven Yeun), a mysterious guy she met in Africa, who reveals his secret interests to Jongsu.
Based on a skeletal short story by Haruki Murakami, Director Lee Chang-Dong patiently lures audiences into a slow-burning character study that ultimately rewards the viewer's patience and subverts many of their expectations.
This event is subtitled and is screened in Oscars. Spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.