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Das Kino Burning


Thursday 30th May
8pm screening **NO TRAILERS**
The Old Baths Cafe,
80 Eastway, E9 5JH 
South Korean filmmaker Lee Chang-dong's follow up to 2010's Poetry is a sublime mystery thriller of obsessive love. Adapted from Haruki Murakami's short story "Barn Burning", it screened in Competition at Cannes 2018 where it won the FIPRESCI Prize, as well as setting a record for the highest score ever in 'Screen's' Cannes Jury Grid.
Chang-dong fleshes out Murakami's slender short story to create a mysterious world of immense power, and this epic, slow-burning film immerses the viewer in the plight of its characters whilst exploring male rage, class conflict and working-class struggles alongside obsession and unrequited love.
It's almost miraculously well-crafted, from Hong Kyung-pyo's precision cinematography and Kim Da-won's stunning score to the vivid performances of its three leads, and looks set to be one of the key art-house releases of 2019.