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International Film Club Screening: Burning
Burning (Lee Chang-dong, 2018)
This film is based on a story by Haruki Murakami and follows the story of a directionless man Jong-soo who meets a mysterious young woman Hae-mi, who asks him to watch her cat when she goes on a trip. When she returns, she introduces Jong-soo to Ben, a charismatic and wealthy character played by Steven Yuen, star of The Walking Dead. A psychological thriller and urban mystery the film marries New Wave Korean cinema with the sensibility of Murakami’s observations of dislocation and yearning in the Asian metropolis.
6 p.m. dinner and reception, 7 p.m. screening
Thursday, May 14 at 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Humanities Gateway, McCormick Screening Room
4100 Humanities Gateway, Irvine, CA 92697-3375