DECISION TO LEAVE

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South Korea 2022, 138 min, Director: Park Chan-wook

South Korean auteur Park Chan-wook continues his transformation from ace provocateur to mature master with this elegant Hitchcockian thriller about obsession and the mysteries of the human heart. Park Hae-il plays Hae-joon, a dedicated detective investigating the puzzling death of a man who fell from a mountain, and the deceased’s eerily enigmatic wife, Seo-rae (Tang Wei), a prime suspect. The more time Hae-jonn spends with the woman, the more he finds himself under her spell — but can she be trusted? The winner of the Best Director prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Decision to Leave sees Park moving away from the graphic shocks of Oldboy and The Handmaiden (MVFF39) while retaining his considerable skill at keeping an audience off-balance. Gorgeously shot and expertly crafted, it will pull you into a vortex from which, as Hae-joon learns, there is no escape. —Tim Grierson

In Korean with English subtitles

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Showtimes

In-Person


6:00 PM — Rafael 2

7:00 PM — BAMPFA

Director

Seoul native Park Chan-wook made his directorial debut in 1992 with THE MOON IS…THE SUN’S DREAM. He broke through internationally with his third feature, JOINT SECURITY AREA (2000), which won multiple festival awards as well as a Blue Dragon Award for Best Film. That was followed by his Vengeance Trilogy, SYMPATHY FOR MR. VENGEANCE (2002); OLDBOY (2003), winner of the Cannes Film Festival’s Grand Prize of the Jury; and LADY VENGEANCE (2005), winner of three awards at the Venice Film Festival, including the CinemaAvvenire Award for Best Film in Competition. His other films include I’m A CYBORG BUT THAT’S OK (2006), winner of the Alfred Bauer Award at the Berlin International Film Festival; THIRST (2009), winner of the Cannes Film Festival’s Jury Prize; and THE HANDMAIDEN (2016), winner of a BAFTA for Best Film Not in the English Language.

Film Info

countries:

Year:

2022

Running Time:

138

Languages:

Korean

Director:

Park Chan-wook

Producers:

Park Chan-wook, Go Dae-suk, Jisun Back

Cinematographers:

Kim Ji-yong

Editors:

Kim Sang-beom

Writers:

Park Chan-wook, Jeong Seo-kyeong

Cast:

Park Hae-il, Tang Wei, Go Kyung-Pyo

sections:

Subtitles:

English