Opening at The Ross on Friday, February 1, BURNING patiently lures audiences into a slow-burning character study that ultimately rewards the viewer's patience -- and subverts many of their expectations. “BURNING” keeps reminding us how little we can be sure of. Its mysteries extend through character, plot and the essence of fiction to the real world as we think we know it. –Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal All three leads are sensational (Yeun turns yawns and soft laughter into nightmares), giving performances that retain a sense of mystery that dovetails with the movie's ambiguity. –Manohla Dargis, The New York Times Is it a love triangle, a murder mystery or a comment on the human condition? Whatever you call this stunning, slow-build thriller from South Korean director Lee Chang-dong, it sizzles with a cumulative power that will knock the wind out of you. –Peter Travers, Rolling Stone This is the most absorbing movie I've seen this year, as well as the most layered and enigmatic. –Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times BURNING is showing at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center on Friday, February 1 through Thursday, February 7. Show times are available at www.TheRoss.org, by consulting your newspaper, or by calling the MRRMAC film information line at 402.472.5353. This program is being presented with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. BURNING is the searing examination of an alienated young man, Jongsu (Ah-in Yoo), a frustrated introvert whose already difficult life is complicated by the appearance of two people into his orbit: first, Haemi (newcomer Jong-seo Jun), a spirited woman who offers romantic possibility, and then, Ben (Steven Yeun, THE WALKING DEAD, SORRY TO BOTHER YOU), a wealthy and sophisticated young man she returns from a trip with. When Jongsu learns of Ben’s mysterious hobby and Haemi suddenly disappears, his confusion and obsessions begin to mount, culminating in a stunning finale.