Burning (18)

Friday 17 May 2019
7:30pm - 10:15pm
Film Unit Cinema in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium

Director: Chang-dong Lee Cast: Ah-in Yoo, Steven Yeun Country: South Korea Language: Korean/English Darkness, mystery and intrigue are at the heart of the pulsating export of Korean cinema. When Jong-su, a delivery man, runs into Hae-mi, a girl he went to school with, a friendship between them blossoms. This leads to Jong-su looking after her cat when she goes away. However, when Hae-mi returns, she is joined by a dark and enigmatic man, Ben, who tells Jong-su about his secret hobby. It’s twisting narrative and fantastic acting have put it up for the Palme d’Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival and Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards. It’s worth checking out for fans of foreign films and psychological dramas alike.