Burning ★★★★½

Impressed with how in the spirit of Murakami this was, despite only being based on one of his shorts... some of his thematic motifs like empty wells making welcome appearances. Beautifully shot, languidly paced and ambiguously presented. One of those films that could seem impenetrably dense with metaphor if you try and code everything out as and when it happens, but in the hours that follow things slowly reveal themselves to you in a more organic fashion, inviting your own interpretation and making it more of a participatory experience.

Atmospheric as all hell, a few people in my screening didn't realise how tense they were until Steven Yeun knocked on a car window and they audibly jumped. Admittedly long but I could have stayed for more if I'm quite honest.

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