Burning ★★★★★

Burning. Up the screen. With passion, hate and sublime lighting. This film is a keeper; for its character studies matched with impeccable performances; for its cinematography which is quietly astounding in how it shows the best of urban and rural landscapes; and for its story which keeps you guessing until the end and for hours afterwards. Lee Chang-dong is the real deal based on this and I need to catch up on his earlier work stat. A Festival highlight.

I should also add there's a scene that happens midway through the film, during sunset, and soundtracked to Miles Davis that is sure to be one of my all-time favourite scenes in cinema.

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