Dir: Lee Chang-dong
Cast: Ah-In Yoo, Steven Yeun, Jong-seo Jeon
S Korea, 2018, 148 mins, Korean dialogue with subtitles
Set against the backdrop of contemporary South Korea this is an engrossing film following an introverted aspiring writer who begins a relationship with an old school friend. When she returns from a trip with a wealthy and sophisticated young man, he is consumed by a jealous insecurity and begins to spiral into dark psychological territory. A teasing tale of romantic obsession inspired by Haruki Murakami’s story Barn Burning.