The Los Angeles World Affairs Council screened the Korean film Burning on January 10th. The screening was in partnership with the Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles and Well Go USA Entertainment. It was screened at CGV Cinemas, which shows Asian films with subtitles providing everyone the chance to enjoy world-class entertainment. The film was introduced by director Lee Chang-dong and star Steven Yeun.
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.