Burning

Past Event28 Jul - 30 Jul

Burning

No longer available

The Civic

Film

A love triangle and mystery based on a Murakami Haruki short story, Korean great Lee Chang-dong’s (Secret Sunshine, Poetry) latest was the best-reviewed film at Cannes, an unforgettable now-or-never must-see on the giant Civic screen.

By critical consensus a masterpiece, and the highest ever rated film on the Screen International’s eagerly pored-over Cannes jury grid, Burning, like previous record holder Toni Erdmann, left the Competition officially prizeless but showered in glory. A love triangle and a mystery, it concerns an earnest young writer’s (Yoo Ah-in) jealous crush on a mercurial woman (Jun Jong-seo), who takes up with a handsome, prosperous companion (Steven Yeun, The Walking Dead). 

“Not a lot actually burns in Lee Chang-dong’s Burning… But the cumulative effect of all its perfect moments, all its perfectly true, unexpected and consequential scenes, is scorching. The embers are banked up so gradually and relentlessly that it’s not until a few hours after the ending of this elusive, riveting masterpiece that you are far enough away to appreciate the scale of the conflagration…

It is based on a skeletal short story by Murakami Haruki in the same way a spreading oak is based on an acorn… The absolute precision of craft, from Hong Kyung-pyo’s unerring camera placement to [the] stunningly variegated and cleverly deployed score, illuminates a trio of performances that are little short of miraculous… The narrative is slippery as silk, eliding from romance to tragedy to mystery to something more unsettling… This sense of surprise and inevitability is a hallmark of truly masterful writing… and such skillful direction that it feels like you’re suspended within the story in an invisible tangle of glances and exchanges, secrets and lies, tricks and cruelties and lucky shafts of reflected sunlight.” — Jessica Kiang, Sight & Sound

“Intensely captivating… Burning handles the ideas of a triangulated relationships and emotions in intensely mesmerizing and subtle ways.” — Jordan Ruimy, The Playlist

Ticket Pricing

Sat 28 Jul, 3.30pm

Ticketmaster is the official ticketing agent for all ticketed events at Auckland Live.

Early Bird Full (purchased before 19 July)
$17.5
Full (purchased from 19 July)
$18.5
Film Society/Film Industry Guilds/Nurses*
$15.5
Community Services Card*
$15.5
Students *
$15.5
Senior (60+)
$12.5
Children (15 and under)
$12.5

Mon 30 Jul, 12.30pm

Ticketmaster is the official ticketing agent for all ticketed events at Auckland Live.

Full
$15
Senior (60+)
$12.5
Children (15 and under)
$12.5

Ten-Trip Pass

The Ten-Trip Pass consists of a unique barcode that can be used to purchase tickets to any screening, subject to seat availability (passes are not tickets and do not guarantee admission), and excluding 3D films, Special Events and Live Cinema performances.  Passes can be purchased and redeemed for tickets in advance online, via the phone or the Aotea or Civic Box Offices.  Passes can also be redeemed on the day at all venues, subject to seat availability.

After purchasing your pass online, you will need to download your Print-at-Home ticket and use the unique barcode number to redeem your pass for tickets to individual sessions.  (The barcode is issued immediately when purchased at the Box Office or via phone).  Once all ten tickets have been redeemed, the barcode will expire.

 

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Concession Discounts

Students, Film Society members, Industry Guild members and Community Service Card holders are entitled to purchase one ticket per session at the discount rate. Student/Membership /CSC ID is required – please ensure you bring it with you to the venue to present to staff on request; failure to do so will result in the full price being charged for attendance. Film Society “Three Film Sampler” holders are not entitled to the concession discount.
 

Please note: We are unable to accept any vouchers unless marked NZIFF 2017.