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Decision to Leave
ShowtimesJanuary 20:5:00 pm, 7:40 pmJanuary 21:2:45 pm, 5:20 pm, 8:00 pm
Winner, Cannes Best Director
Decision to Leave is an exceptional love story and a sublime noir thriller that invites the audience not to seek a culprit or a solution to the riddles proposed by the plot, but to get lost in a mesmerizing tangle of tension, slow-burning desire and subtle emotions. The resulting experience is a personal and highly satisfying immersion in pure cinema. Everything starts with a fall. A man who was climbing a mountain is found dead. Tragedy? Suicide? Homicide? Handsome detective Hae-jun (Park Hae-il) investigates the mystery. Making the case even smokier is Seo-rae (Tang Wei), the elusive, charismatic Chinese wife of the deceased, whose charm creeps under Hae-jun’s skin. Wei’s performance intrigues and captivates, shining in the splendid work of indisputable Korean master Park Chan-wook. –TIFF
“A genre work of superior, silken craftsmanship, so sinister, serpentine and sexy as to be downright swoon-worthy.”—The Daily Beast
“The ambiguity of what is really going on is what makes the film so tantalizing…. “Decision to Leave” is a stunning achievement that ends by deliberately raising more questions than it answers.”—Salon.com