Special Advance Screening: Burning

M 148 mins

About the Event

Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas is thrilled to invite you to be among the first to experience the masterful new thriller BURNING (M), at a special advance screening on Sunday 14 April, ahead of the film’s official Easter release.

Join us at 2.45pm for a glass of Prosecco and a complimentary Connoisseur Gourmet Ice Cream Cookie on arrival, before the screening commences at 3.00pm.

About the film

Director: Lee Chang-dong
Actors: Jun Jon-seo, Steven Yeun, Yoo Ah-in
Based on a story by Haruki Murakami, Korean master Lee Chang-dong’s remarkable new thriller BURNING was the most acclaimed film of Cannes, setting a record for the highest-ever score achieved in the 18-year history of Screen International’s prestigious critics’ poll. Novelistic in scope, grandeur and impact, and featuring three remarkable performances, it’s a gripping psychological study of thwarted love, ambition and obsession.

While working as a courier in Seoul, aspiring writer Jongsu (Yoo Ah-in) encounters Haemi (Jun Jong-seo), a girl who once lived in his neighbourhood. She asks if he'd mind looking after her cat while she's away on a trip to Africa. But on her return, when he arrives at the airport to collect her in his run-down truck, Jongsu is surprised and confused to find Haemi accompanied by the handsome, Gatsby-esque Ben (a superbly enigmatic Steven Yeun, The Walking Dead). The three begin an awkward friendship, with Jongsu’s feelings for Haemi growing ever stronger, even if it’s apparent she has fallen under the spell of his rich and mysterious rival’s charms. Suddenly, after Ben makes a strange confession, Jongsu is led to question his motivations and he sets off on an increasingly desperate search to uncover the truth, even if the line between reality and imagination begins to blur.

Winner - Cannes International Film Festival 2018, FIPRESCI Critics’ Prize for Best Film
Winner – Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2018, Grand Jury Prize
Official Selection (South Korea) – Academy Awards 2019, Best Foreign Language Film
Official Selection – 2018 New York, BFI London, Toronto, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide Film Festivals

Korean with English subtitles

Dates & Tickets

Date: Sunday 14 April

Time: 2.45pm reception

Glass of Prosecco and complimentary Connoisseur Gourmet Ice Cream Cookie on arrival

3pm Film screening 


$16 Palace Movie Club

$24 General Admission


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