BURNING is a magnificent new film from acclaimed Korean director Lee Chang-dong. Palace Cinemas is offering NSWNMA members the chance to win a double pass to this film! See below for details.
Based on a Haruki Murakami short story and starring Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead, Okja), BURNING is a gripping psychological study of thwarted love, ambition and obsession. It premiered at the 2018 Cannes International Film Festival where it won the FIPRESCI Critics’ Prize for Best Film, and went on to win the Jury Grand Prize at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. It was also South Korea’s official submission for this year’s Academy Awards, where it was shortlisted in the Best Foreign Language Film category.
Release date: 18 April 2019
While working as a courier in Seoul, aspiring young writer Jong-su (Yoo Ah-in) encounters the lively Hae-mi (Jun Jong-seo), a childhood friend from his hometown. After spending a day together, and convinced of a burgeoning romantic relationship, Jong-su agrees to look after Hae-mi’s cat while she’s away on a trip to Africa. On her return, she introduces Jong-su to an enigmatic young man named Ben (Steven Yeun, The Walking Dead, Okja), who she met during her trip. The three begin an awkward friendship, with Jong-su’s feelings for Hae-mi growing ever stronger, even if it’s apparent she has fallen under the spell of his rich and mysterious rival’s charms. Suddenly, after Ben makes a strange confession, Jong-su is led to question his motivations and he sets off on an increasingly desperate search to uncover the truth, even if the line between reality and imagination begins to blur.
Full synopsis, trailer and more: www.palacefilms.com.au/burning
Palace Cinemas have generously offered NSWNMA members the chance to win a double pass to this film! All you have to do is email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, mobile and member number and you can go in the draw. Winners drawn Friday 19 April, 2019.