Teaser Trailer: Lee Chang-dong’s “Burning”

Seven years after his last film hit, acclaimed South Korean filmmaker Lee Chang-dong (“Poetry”) returns with the first trailer for his new mystery thriller “Burning” going online.

In the new teaser for the film, we don’t learn a lot about the film, but what we do see is a beautiful teaser that truly teases. Unlike the horrible quick-cut Hollywood teasers we’ve grown accustomed to, the first teaser for “Burning” relies on imagery and music, with very little narration, to hook the viewer and make them interested to see what’s next. And that’s even without English subtitles!

Based on a short story by Haruki Murakami, the story follows a woman (Yoo Ah-in) who becomes entangled with two very different men – one rich, the other a struggling writer. A mysterious incident takes place that affects all three in a different way.

Steven Yeun also stars in the film which hasn’t set a release date as yet.