ABOUT THE FILM
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. This film is South Korea’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards.
Dean for Interdisciplinary Studies and Director of the Charles Center
Korean with English Subtitles
Thursday, Jan 31, 8:00 PM