BURNING
Narrative Feature | 148 minutes

This film played at HIFF 2018
on 10/6/2018 and 10/7/2018
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Directed By
Lee Chang-dong

Produced By
Lee Joon‐dong
Lee Chang‐dong

Written By
Oh Jung-mi
Lee Chang-dong

Featuring
Ah‐in Yoo
Steven Yeun
Jong‐seo Jun


2018 | Korean | South Korea

Years after leaving his small northern hometown for Seoul, an aspiring writer (Yoo Ah-in) unexpectedly runs into a childhood acquaintance (Jeon Jong-seo). Their chance encounter soon blossoms into a tentative relationship, until her return from an impromptu trip with a mysterious new companion (Steven Yeun, THE WALKING DEAD) sets in motion an accidental love triangle that soon morphs into something much more sinister. Based on Haruki Murakami’s short story Barn Burning, director Lee Chang-dong’s masterful film became one of the most celebrated titles of the last decade upon its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival—an exhilarating thriller that is as precise as it is undefinable.

> Selected as South Korea’s official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar®