Jong-soo runs into Hae-mi, a girl who once lived in his neighborhood, and she asks him to watch her cat while she's out of town. When she returns, she introduces him to Ben, a man she met on the trip. Ben proceeds to tell Jong-soo about his hobby.
Burning trailer official (English) from Cannes
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"Certainly a masterpiece and among 2018’s best films thus far."
Loosely based on Haruki Murakami's short story Barn Burning, Lee Chang-dong’s Burning is a bewildering examination of youthful loneliness, isolation and raises interesting query about one’s fatuous existence. Burning explores our resentment towards life’s lack of providing concrete answers as to why things happen the way they do. In the end, we are merely a collection of memory and it’s necessary to question the accountability of perspective, something we don’t do often enough.