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Lee Chang-dong Sør-Korea, 2018

HKFanatic's rating of the film Burning

"Some things sure can sweep me off my feet/Burning down the house." Lee Chang-dong's latest is a moody and methodically paced revenge thriller, and easily one of the best examples of its kind since Na Hong-jin's "Yellow Sea." Even in a crowded film year, its depiction of economic rage and sexual obsession holds a unique staying power. Somehow Steven Yuen turned a yawn into one of my favorite film moments of 2018.