Still from Burning

Friday, 06 December 2019: Burning

Friday, 06 December 2019, 20:00

Venue: (see Locations and Tickets for further details)

Programme category: Forest Row Film Society

Director: Lee Chang-dong, South Korea 2019, 145 mins, 15

“This stunning, slow-build thriller from South Korean director Lee Chang-dong sizzles with a cumulative power that will knock the wind out of you.” Rolling Stone

Based on the short story Barn Burning by Haruki Murakami, young and naive Jong-su bumps into Hae-mi, a girl that lived in his childhood neighbourhood. His boring life is turned upside down after she introduces him to Ben, an upper class yuppie who confesses his secret hobby.

“South Korea’s official Oscar submission, Burning culminates in a finale so astonishing that it will sear itself into viewers’ memories for years to come.” Washington Post

Further reading

    1. The Guardian
    2. Time Out
    3. The Telegraph
    4. Roger Ebert
    5. Rolling Stone
    6. Washington Post
    7. New York Times