It’s been eight years since South Korean filmmaker Lee Chang-dong directed the highly acclaimed Poetry, and now he’s finally back with Burning. The first trailer gives little insight into the mystery drama, but that’s to be expected. With that being said, there’s definitely something strange going on between the three main characters, played by Yoo Ah-in, Steven Yeun, and Jeon Jong-seo. The movie is based off of Haruki Murakami’s short story entitled Barn Burning.
Since Burning’s debut at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, the movie has been hailed as “haunting” and “beautiful” by critics. Lee Chang-dong has his eyes on South Korea’s first Foreign-Language Academy Award nomination. Film fans in North America have been waiting a long time to see Burning, especially since it premiered in May of this year in South Korea, where it made nearly $5 million at the box office. Burning hits select North American theaters on October 26th.
The film comes to the US on October 26th.