Join the Boston Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Oct 21st at 5p for Burning at the Brattle Theatre. Look for Sean wearing a nametag in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.
Note: This film is part of the IFFBoston Fall Focus. It’s highly recommended that you not only get tickets for this film in advance, but that you check out the rest of the films showing all weekend as part of the Fall Focus!
“While jumping from job to job to support himself, Jong-su (Yoo Ah-in) runs into Hae-mi (Jun Jong-seo), a childhood friend from his hometown. The two start to grow fond of each other, and Jong-su wonders if he has found someone he can maybe one day fall in love with. Hae-mi asks Jong-su to look after her cat while she’s on a trip to Africa, but when he goes to pick her up at the airport in his run-down truck, Jong-su is surprised to see her with another man. Ben (Steven Yeun) claims he “plays” for a living, drives a Porsche, and lives in a fancy apartment. He invites Jong-su and Hae-mi to his posh gatherings, where Jong-su feels out of place but Hae-mi doesn’t seem uncomfortable at all. As Jong-su’s feelings for Hae-mi grow bigger, he feels threatened by Ben and starts to get suspicious about his rival’s motive towards Hae-mi. Then one day, Hae-mi vanishes, her cellphone disconnected, her messy apartment cleaned up, the cat nowhere in sight. Based on the short story Barn Burning by Japanese author Haruki Murakami, BURNING is lyrical, poetic, and mysterious.”