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BURNING M18
Advisory: Sexual sceneDirector: Lee Chang Dong
Genre: Mystery, Drama
Duration: 148Language: Korean with English & Chinese subtitles

Adapted from Haruki Murakami’s ‘Barn Burning’, Lee Chang-dong’s simmering thriller ticks all the surrealist Murakami checkboxes: phantom cats, precarious love triangles, and dangerous, pyromanic hobbies.

Deliveryman Jongsu is out on a job when he runs into Haemi, a girl who once lived in his neighbourhood. She asks if he'd mind looking after her cat while she's away on a trip to Africa. On her return she introduces to Jongsu an enigmatic young man named Ben, who she met during her trip. One day, Ben visits Jong-su's with Hae-mi and confesses his own secret hobby.

Accolades:
Palme d'Or nominee for 2018 Cannes Film Festival