Aspiring young writer Jong-su (Yoo Ah-in) encounters the lively Hae-mi (Jun Jong-seo), a childhood friend from his hometown. Jong-su is convinced of a burgeoning romantic relationship. But on her return from an overseas holiday Jong-su is surprised and confused to find Hae-mi accompanied by the handsome, Gatsby-esque Ben (a superbly enigmatic Steven Yeun).
The three begin an awkward friendship, with Jong-su’s feelings for Hae-mi 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, Jong-su is led to question his motivations and he sets off on an increasingly desperate search to uncover the truth; reality and imagination begins to blur.
‘Burning’ will screen on Sunday 24 November in the late afternoon (time TBA). Tickets are $10 at Lilac City Cinema.