BURNING

(Beoning)

BURNING
Screen International

BURNING


Edition: QCinema 2018
Country:   South Korea
Year: 2018
Genre: Mystery, Drama
TRT: 148m
Rating: R13

BURNING

While on a part-time delivery job, Jong-Su bumps into Hae-mi, an old friend from high school. Hae-mi invites Jong-su over her house and asks him if he can look after her cat while she’s out on a trip to Africa. While away, Jong-su develops an interest to Hae-mi and expectantly waits for her call. When Hae-mi comes back from her trip, she introduces Ben, a young, mysterious and rich guy she met in Africa, to Jong-su. One day, Ben and Hae-mi visits Jong-Su’s rural neighborhood where Ben confesses his odd compulsion that would send Jong-su into a deep spiral of confusion.

Director
Lee Chang-dong
Scriptwriter
Oh Jung-mi, Lee Chang-dong
Director of Photography
Hong Kyung-pyo
Cast
Ah-In Yoo, Steven Yeun, Jong-seo Jeon
Awards
FIPRESCI International Critics' Prize, Cannes Film Festival 2018
Director

Lee Chang-dong

Lee Chang-dong started his film career with To the Starry Island (1993) as script writer and assistant director. In 1999, he made his directing debut with Green Fish (1996). His second feature, Peppermint Candy (1999) was invited to the Directors’ Fortnight of 2000, and received many awards. His third film, Oasis, was premiered at competition of 2002 Venice Film Festival and won the Best Director's Award and the Marcello Mastroianni Award for leading actress. His fourth film, the first after stepping down as a minister of Culture and Tourism in South Korea, Secret Sunshine (2007), was presented in Competition at the Festival de Cannes 2007, winning critical acclaim and also the Award for Best Actress for leading actress Jeon Do-Yeon.

Screening Schedule

  • 10/22 Mon
    9:00p Gateway Cineplex 7
  • 10/25 Thu
    9:00p TriNoma Cinema 4
  • 10/26 Fri
    8:30p Robinsons Galleria Cinema 8
  • 10/30 Tue
    9:00p UP Town Center Cinema 3

Schedule subject to change, please check with the cinemas on the day of screening. Full schedule here.

The QCinema International Film Festival 2018 will be held on October 21-30, 2018 in Quezon City, Philippines.