Institute of Contemporary Arts

Burning, dir. Lee Chang-dong, South Korea, 2018, 148 min., Korean with English subtitles

Jong-su (Yoo Ah-in), an isolated young man from a broken family, meets beguiling Hae-mi (Jeon Jong-seo) in the streets of a densely chaotic South Korean city. He can’t recall having met before, but she assures him they are long-lost childhood friends. Back at her cramped apartment, the two embark on a short-lived romance before Hae-mi abruptly jets off on holiday, leaving Jong-su to look after her cat, which is strangely nowhere to be seen. When Hae-mi returns from her travels with a wealthy, charismatic new friend Ben (Steven Yeun), Jong-su’s distrust of the newcomer grows as the film’s uneasy narrative menacingly unravels.
Book tickets
08:10 pm
Sun, 17 Feb 2019
Cinema 1
02:45 pm
Tue, 19 Feb 2019
Cinema 1
05:25 pm
Tue, 19 Feb 2019
Cinema 2
08:30 pm
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Cinema 1
03:40 pm
Thu, 21 Feb 2019
Cinema 1

£12 full, £11 concs. Tuesdays + weekday matinees: £7 full, £5 concs.

All films are ad-free and 18+ unless otherwise stated.

Red Membership includes free access to all programmes for £16.66 / month.

A Preview of Burning is screening in the ICA Cinema on Thursday 31 January.