Burning ★★★★

A film that is so quiet by nature but not in a calming way, in a way that makes you feel tense while you don't even know why you feel it. There is a certain atmosphere that Burning gives off; sadness, loneliness and a blue tone, in a way I have never seen done before. It feels like a jigsaw puzzle that gets put together piece by piece and it was incredibly interesting to watch due to the depth of the characters, stunning dialogue and visual beauty. This is a film that gets you very involved in what you are watching and instead of handing you answers on a plate requires you to reach your own conclusion and wonder about it for a while after the credits roll. Not every piece is placed together perfectly but that is the magic of it - every little detail lands perfectly onto one another and helps in creating the psychological illusion of uncertainty that Lee Chang-dong aimed to create.

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