Burning is a 2018 South Korean psychological thriller film directed by Lee Chang-dong.
Starring Steven Yeun, Yoo Ah-in, Jeon Jong-seo, Jong-seo Jun, Soo-Kyung Kim, Seung-ho Choi, Seong-kun Mun, Bok-gi Min, Soo-Jeong Lee, Hye-ra Ban and others.
Thunderbird Releasing on Tuesday, January 08, 2019 released the trailer:
BURNING | Official UK Trailer - on DVD and BLURAY May 27.
An aspiring young novelist, Lee Jong-su (Ah-In Yoo) works odd jobs in Paju. One day he runs into Shin Hae-mi (Jong-seo Jun), a childhood neighbor and classmate, at a promotion for which he is making a delivery. Jong-su initially does not remember her, but Shin Hae-mi tells him she had plastic surgery. Jong-su then remembers and gives her a pink watch that he won at the promotion. Later, she tells him about her upcoming trip to Africa and asks him to feed her cat, Boil, while she is away. Some time before Hae-mi's departure, Jong-su's father, a cattle farmer, is tangled in legal affairs, and Jong-su has to return to the farm. Jong-su passes by Hae-mi's apartment, where he receives instructions about feeding the cat. They presume to have sex at her apartment.
After Hae-mi departs, Jong-su dutifully feeds her cat, although he never sees it. He does, however, know that a cat is there because he finds feces in the cat's litter box. He also begins habitually masturbating in her apartment. One day Hae-mi calls, saying she had become stranded at Nairobi Airport for three days after a bombing nearby. When Jong-su comes to pick her up, she arrives with Ben (Steven Yeun), whom she met and bonded with during the crisis. The three go out for dinner, where Hae-mi recalls a sunset she witnessed during her travels. Moved by the memory, she cries and confesses to them that she wanted to disappear. Ben is well-off and confident, though it is never entirely clear what he does for a living. He also notes them that he never cried once in his entire life. Jong-su, struggling to get by and taking care of his family farm while his father is in prison, envies Ben and his relationship with Hae-mi from afar.
Here is the full cast and characters of Burning.
The film Burning was scheduled to be released on May 16, 2018 (Cannes), on May 17, 2018 (South Korea), on August 29, 2018 (France), on October 26, 2018 (United States), on November 8, 2018 (Hungary), on November 9, 2018 (Canada), on December 20, 2018 (Denmark), on January 10, 2019 (Switzerland), on February 1, 2019 (United Kingdom, Ireland), on April 18, 2019 (Australia) and on June 6, 2019 (Germany) by CGV Arthouse, CJ CGV, Baska Sinema, Clover Films, Golden Village Pictures, Interior13 Cine, Pandora Filmes, Polyfilm Verleih, Seven Films, TWIN, Alambique Destilaria de Ideias, Capelight Pictures, Diaphana Films, Film & TV House, Imagine, NHK, Palace Films, Provzglyad, Thunderbird Releasing, Vértigo and Well Go USA Entertainment.
The duration of the film is 148 minutes. The film grossed over $7.1 million.
Burning filming. Principal photography began on September 11, 2017.
Burning got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.5/10.
More information about Burning you can get at:
Official website: thunderbirdreleasing.com/catalogue/burning
Wikipedia: Burning (film)