Burning (Beoning)

Nov 23 to Nov 26
Friday to Monday 7:30pm ONLY!

Chang-dong Lee - 2018 - 148m - South Korea - In Korean with English subtitles - No Matinees

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.

“As it dips into murder-mystery territory, then something more quiet and philosophical, Chang-dong writes a story both expected and surprising.” - Barry Hertz, Globe and Mail

“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

“A character study that morphs, with masterly patience, subtlety and nary a single wasted minute, into a teasing mystery and eventually a full-blown thriller.” - Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

“Lee Chang-dong's dexterity with the telling minutiae of human interactions ensures that Burning makes for an emotionally gripping film.” - Bilge Ebiri, Village Voice

“Keeps twisting back on itself, charting the path of a man waking up to the world, only to find that it won't stop messing with him.” - Eric Kohn, indieWire

“This slow burn cooks.” - Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter

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