Burning

NR, 148 minutes

Opens January 25

BURNING is the searing examination of an alienated young man, Jongsu (Ah-in Yoo), a frustrated introvert whose already difficult life is complicated by the appearance of two people into his orbit: first, Haemi (newcomer Jong-seo Jun), a spirited woman who offers romantic possibility, and then, Ben (Steven Yeun, THE WALKING DEAD, SORRY TO BOTHER YOU), a wealthy and sophisticated young man she returns from a trip with. When Jongsu learns of Ben’s mysterious hobby and Haemi suddenly disappears, his confusion and obsessions begin to mount, culminating in a stunning finale. (2018, Chang-dong Lee, South Korea, Korean with English subtitles, 148 min, NR, DCP)

“It’s a movie about men who simmer with anxiety, resentment, and creative desire, and how those feelings can boil over in unexpected and horrifying ways.” — David Sims, The Atlantic

“It’s unsettlingly tense for much of its runtime, but its greatest accomplishment is its portrait of youthful alienation, and what can happen when individuals are unable to ever connect.” — Inkoo Kang, Slate

“A movie that makes you reconsider all the other times you called movies haunting because this one gets under your skin in completely unexpected ways.” — Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com


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