Burning

Burning ★★★★

Steven Yeun is so good in this and is worth it for him alone. But all three actors show a subtlety and poise that keeps them enigmas, from each other and the audience.

The runtime is a bit too long in my opinion, mostly because I found Haemi the most fascinating and her presence in the third act is marked more by absence. For all Murakami writes gorgeous prose, his portrayal of women is often a... Problem.

Still there's so much beauty to found in the this dismal film, from the cold and limitless dusk and dawn scenes to the whispers of doubt that will have things make less sense the more time you have to digest what unfolded before your eyes.

Also the cat is adorable.

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