KEY OBSESSIONS: LOVE/SEX/CLASS/REVENGE
"Sex, envy and pyromania make for a riveting mystery in Lee Chang-dong’s masterfully crafted Murakami adaptation"- Peter Bradshaw, Guardian Film
Toxic masculinity and class angst are the fuel for an obsessive hunt for a disappeared girl, in Lee Chang-dong’s superbly acted and intelligently scripted and plotted thriller, Burning. Korean graduate drifter Jong-su bumps into a girl, Hae-mi, who used to live in the same neighborhood as him, who asks him to look after her cat while on a trip to Africa. When back, she introduces Ben, a mysterious and wealthy guy she met there, who confesses his bizarre secret hobbies to Jong-su. But who is Ben, and is he responsible for Hae-mi’s sudden disappearance? This acclaimed film appeared regularly in ‘Best of 2018’ polls, reaching 3rd place in Sight and Sound’s. FIPRESCI Prize winner at 2018 Cannes.
Deptford Cinema’s CINEMATIC OBSESSIONS Season has been made possible with support from Film Hub Midlands through funds from the National Lottery. Film Hub Midlands supports people to watch, show, and make films in the Midlands. The season is part of the nationwide Film Feels campaign; a curated campaign launching in summer 2019 across the UK, designed to celebrate film's unique ability to transport us, to illuminate ideas, and to spark a conversation. See more at filmfeels.co.uk.
Those of us who are obsessive about cinema know full well that the medium allows us to delve into our deepest desires and obsessions; the joy and community to be found in pursuing your passion, as well as the cautionary tales that obsessive behaviour can bring. This year the nationwide Film Feels campaign explores cinematic obsessions- from auteurs to oddballs, imitation to identity theft, Stalkers to Stans, this theme offers a rich feast of genres, icons and subtext for audiences to sink their teeth into.
dir. Chang-dong Lee
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