Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead, OKJA) co-stars in new mystery/thriller BURNING. Check the trailer out here.
Burning featured in one of our upcoming movies lists published this year. There was a huge buzz around this new film when it played at various festivals around the world. I have been waiting for an English-subbed trailer for some time now. I just noticed it went live less than a day ago, so here it is. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
The trailer really grabs you by not revealing much of the story. The film focuses on a man called Lee Jong-su who is asked to look after his neighbour’s cats when she is on holiday. When she returns home she is accompanied by a mysterious young wealthy man called Ben. When Lee Jong-su learns of Ben’s strange hobby he suspects he is responsible for the disappearance of his friend.
Based on a short story called Barn Burning by Haruki Murakami, Burning is directed by Chang-dong Lee. I am not familiar with any of his previous films but Burning has got such a solid response that I think I will be hunting down his other movies.
Great to see Steven Yeun go down this path and choose these roles. I am pretty sure he is in high-demand after playing Glenn for so many years in AMC’s The Walking Dead. This will not only help with ticket sales. It will also make people who can’t be bothered to read subtitles, sit down and actually give one a chance. Hopefully, after watching a decent subtitled film it will open their eyes to the wonderful world of world cinema.
OFFICIAL PLOT (Well Go USA)
BURNING is the searing examination of an alienated young man, Jongsu (Ah-in Yoo), a frustrated introvert whose already difficult life is complicated by the appearance of two people into his orbit: first, Haemi (newcomer Jong-seo Jun), a spirited woman who offers romantic possibility, and then, Ben (Steven Yeun, THE WALKING DEAD, SORRY TO BOTHER YOU), a wealthy and sophisticated young man she returns from a trip with. When Jongsu learns of Ben’s mysterious hobby and Haemi suddenly disappears, his confusion and obsessions begin to mount, culminating in a stunning finale.