Burning ★★★★½

TIFF18 #3

I went into this movie blind only knowing that it was based of off a short story by Haruki Murakami. I now need to watch all of Lee Chang-Dong's works. This film is a masterpiece.

It's a slow-burn that turns into a tense thriller that is so captivating I didn't want it to end. The film justifies it's two hours and twenty minute long runtime. The movie starts as one thing and ends as another. What a masterful director.

The cinematography is gorgeous but the score is what stole the show here. I was so entranced every time it played but it was used sparingly throughout the film. I haven't heard something so intense in quite a while.

I still can't get the last scene out of my head. Haunting.

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