Hailed by critics as one of the best films of the year, BURNING is a searing romantic thriller about a young man whose suspicions spin out of control when the free-spirited woman he loves disappears.
Artful, subtle masterpiece
By Iris likes dogs
I hardly ever leave reviews but I had to put a good word in for this film. Burning has insanely subtle performances by the three leads (Steven Yeun, Yoo Ah-in, Jeon Jong-seo) and is incredibly photographed -- highly recommend you to watch if you're looking for an artful mystery film that doesn't sacrifice anything for the story. You'll have to pay attention to details to feel satisfied at the end, since the director does a great job of weaving the answers into the film rather than spilling everything at the end. Wish it got nominated for Best Foreign Film this year because it deserves it, but please watch this!
Great lesson about obsession
Snubbed by Academy....
This was a terrific film that I found more memorable than even Roma for all the great foreign films of this past year. Just be warned, the writer/director doesn’t spell everything out for you.
This film is a work of art
Burning was one of my favorite films I saw last year and deserves way more recognition than it has gotten. The film is incredibly simple and relies on nothing more than beautiful cinematography and amazing acting to tell it's story. Sad to see that it wasn't nominated for best foreign film because this was such an enjoyable watch to me and I'm still haunted by it.