Park Chan-wook’s haunting new thriller “Abandonment,” returns to theaters on February 13.
But there is a twist. The version shown in theaters will also include a new dialogue within the park and Oscar-winning director Bong Joon-ho of “Parasite.” Mubi is presenting the film.
“Decision to Live” is one of the most acclaimed movies of the year. It won the Best Director award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and was shortlisted for the Best International Feature Award at the 95th Academy Awards. It is expected to be a top contender for that honor. “Decision to Live” is already nominated for Best Film – Non-English Language Film at the Golden Globes, as well as Best Foreign Language Film at the Critics’ Choice Awards and Best International Film at the 2022 British Independent Film Awards and Gotham Independent Film Awards.
Park is one of South Korea’s most famous filmmakers. His previous works include “The Handmaiden” and “Oldboy”.
“Decision to Leave” follows a sleepy detective who becomes involved with a mysterious widow while investigating her husband’s death. It is unclear whether the husband died while climbing the mountain or was pushed to his death by his wife, who appears to be insufficiently grieving. The film uses this story to spin a Hitchcock-ian obsession. Jessica Kiang wrote in her diversity Review, “At the peak of his powers, brimming with wit and melancholy, Park Chan-wook creates the Platonic ideal of the romantic, sprawling noir thriller.”
Watch the conversation between Park and Bong: