Decision to Leave
Sunday, Jan 8, 2023 at 6:00 pm
Location: Redstone Theater
Dir. Park Chan-wook. 2022, 138 mins. DCP. In Korean with English subtitles. With Tang Wei, Park Hae-il. In his triumphant return to feature filmmaking, virtuoso Korean filmmaker Park (Old Boy, The Handmaiden) delivers a breathlessly involving thriller that doubles as a kind of twisted romantic comedy. Meticulous homicide detective Hae-joon (Park) finds himself increasingly drawn to Seo-rae (Tang), the alluringly inscrutable Chinese wife of an average Korean salary man who has fallen to his death in a seemingly freak climbing accident. As the dogged policeman peels back one layer after another of an increasingly baroque mystery, Decision to Leave detours dizzyingly from Basic Instinct through In the Mood for Love on its way to Vertigo. Winner of the Best Director award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Park’s film is a sensually activating plunge into a well–wallpapered abyss of desire.
Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.