Burning follows the story of three individuals and a mysterious incident they experience.
Jongsu bumps into an old friend, Haemi, on a part-time delivery job. Haemi asks Jongsu to take care of her cat while she leaves on a trip to Africa. When she returns, Haemi introduces Jongsu to Ben, a man she met in Africa. One day, Ben and Haemi pay Jongsu a visit, and Ben reveals his secret interests to Jongsu.
'The embers are banked up so gradually and relentlessly that it’s not until a few hours after the ending of this elusive, riveting masterpiece that you are far enough away to appreciate the scale of the conflagration.' Jessica Kiang, Sight & Sound
'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
'Lee Chang-dong's latest is among his greatest work, a smouldering study of jealousy, anger as well as indulgence. Burning is masterful.' Kambole Campbell, Birth.Movies.Death
Distributor: Thunderbird Releasing