Burning

2018 / 148' / South Korea / In Korean with Chinese and English subtitles / Color

FIPRESCI Prize, Cannes Film Festival

South Korean Representative for Academy Awards, Best Foreign Language Film

Deliveryman Jongsu is out on a job when he runs into Haemi, a girl who once lived in his neighborhood. She asks if he'd mind looking after her cat while she's away on a trip to Africa. On her return she introduces to Jongsu an enigmatic young man named Ben, who she met during her trip. And one day Ben tells Jongsu about his most unusual hobby...

Dir:Chang-dong LEE

Cast:Ah-in YOOSteven YEUN、Jong-seo JUN

Chang-dong LEE

Born in 1954, Chang-dong LEE started his career in theatre and writing. He has won South Korean literary awards and was once the country’s Minister of Culture. At the age of 39, he turned to filmmaking, starting as an assistant director and screenwriter, and at the age of 43 made his first feature, Green Fish, revolutionizing the genre of film noir in South Korea. His cinematic language is subtle and poetic. So far, Lee has directed six features and become a regular at major film festivals. Famous works include Oasis, Secret Sunshine and Burning