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From the director of Oldboy and The Handmaiden comes Decision to Leave, a masterfully composed love story entangled in the mystery of a man’s inexplicable death.
Detective Hae-joon (Park Hae-il) investigates the death of a man whose body is found at the base of a mountain. The reasons behind the death remain unclear, whether it was a suicide or a murder. Yet, amidst the disaster, Seo-rae (Tang Wei), the wife of the deceased, remains unperturbed. As she becomes the primary suspect of the possible murder, what unfolds isn’t an answer to the case but a calculated, restrained romance between Hae-joon and Seo-rae, detective and suspect.
Submitted as South Korea’s pick for Best International Feature at the 2023 Academy Awards, Decision to Leave has also garnered Park Chan-Wook his third Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival.
Stick around after the film for a pre-recorded Q&A with director Park Chan-Wook hosted by Bong Joon-Ho. The interview will be conducted in Korean, with English subtitles.
Decision to Leave screens starting Friday, February 17th.
Friday, Feb 17 – 7:45pm
Saturday, Feb 11 – 7pm