Burning - Enzian Theater

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Winner! Best Foreign Language Film – Los Angeles Film Critics Association, National Board of Review
Winner! Best Supporting Actor (Steven Yeun) – Indiewire Critics Poll, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, Florida Film Critics Circle

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.

South Korea, 2018, 148 minutes, Not Rated, In Korean with English Subtitles, Directed by Chang-dong Lee

  • “It offers a taut and thrilling mystery that you will be talking about for days.”

    – Courtney Small, CINEMA AXIS
  • “This is the most absorbing movie I've seen this year, as well as the most layered and enigmatic.”

    – Justin Chang, LOS ANGELES TIMES
  • “A beautifully cryptic slow burner that lingers long in the senses.”

    – Ty Burr, BOSTON GLOBE
  • “A great film, engrossing, suspenseful, and strange.”

    – Sheila O’Malley, ROGEREBERT.COM
  • “All three leads are sensational (Yeun turns yawns and soft laughter into nightmares), giving performances that retain a sense of mystery that dovetails with the movie's ambiguity.”

    – Manohla Dargis, THE NEW YORK TIMES
  • “Is it a love triangle, a murder mystery, or a comment on the human condition? Whatever you call this stunning, slow-build thriller from South Korean director Lee Chang-dong, it sizzles with a cumulative power that will knock the wind out of you.”

    – Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE
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