Burning

The searing examination of an alienated young man, whose already difficult life is complicated by the appearance of two people into his orbit.
Opens 11/16
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Showtimes & Tickets

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Monday Nov 19th
Tuesday Nov 20th
Wednesday Nov 21st
Thursday Nov 22nd
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Director: Lee Chang-dong

Starring: Ah-in Yoo, Steven Yeun, and Jong-seo Jun

 

2018, South Korea, 148 minutes, Digital

Language: Korean with English subtitles

Distributor: Well Go USA

Program Notes

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 (The Walking Dead‘s Steven Yeun), 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.

Based on a short story by Haruki Murakami.


NYT CRITIC’S PICK:
“Brilliant… 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

“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, The Los Angeles Times

“The absolute precision of craft, from Hong Kyung-pyo’s unerring camera placement to Kim Da-won’s stunningly variegated and cleverly deployed score, illuminates a trio of performances that are little short of miraculous.”
— Jessica Kiang, Sight and Sound


THE STAVROS NIARCHOS FOUNDATION PARKWAY IS LOCATED AT 5 W. NORTH AVE IN THE HEART OF BALTIMORE'S STATION NORTH
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