The new film from leading Korean director Lee Changdong (Oasis, Poetry) took eight years to arrive but it was more than worth the wait, stunning critics at Cannes Film Festival this year. A beautifully-crafted mystery thriller based on a short story about obsessive love by Haruki Murakami, Burning starts out as a story about a delivery man who cares for his girlfriend’s cat while she goes away to Africa. Then she returns with a stranger. ‘Once again, Lee has crafted a film of wondrous complexity and inscrutability. The more we see in Burning, the less sure we are of what we are watching.’ (Screen International)

‘For a long time, I’ve wanted to tell a story about young people, and in particular, the young people of this generation... people all over the world, regardless of their nationality, religion, and social status, are angry for different reasons...they feel a sense of debilitation. This film is about young people who feel impotent, with rage bottled up inside them.’ Lee Chang-dong, Director.