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'Burning' trivia and fun facts

It could make history 'Burning' is the preselected film for the Oscar from South Korea, whch never has been nominated for best foreign language film.
More than one inspiration This film was also inspired by William Faulkner's 1939 story 'Barn Burning'. Director Lee Chang-Dong described the film as "the story of a young Faulkner living in the Murakami world."
Comprehensive shooting The scene in which the main characters talk at Jong-su's house was filmed for about a month. They were only able to shoot for a few minutes every day to capture the twilight on camera.