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2022 Cannes Critics’ Panel: Day 7- Park Chan-Wook’s Decision to Leave

Now that moved the move into television (The Little Drummer Girl and the forthcoming The Sympathizer), Park Chan-wook finally returns to Cannes with Decision to Leave – his fourth film in comp. He shook the world in 2004 when Old Boy won the Grand Prix. In 2009 he won the Jury Prize for Thirst. His third trip was six years back with The Handmaiden. This tale about a week detective stars Hae-il Park and Tang Wei.

Mubi Cannes 2022

We begin with a murder scene and what follows is rather large in scope — an ode to old school films within the genre this is long-winded topsy-turvy long-winded tale where not only does the detective hide his true intentions and feelings….but so does the suspect!

Mubi Cannes 2022

Failing to meet expectations with several of our critics … the plus two hour two-parter opus ranks somewhere in the middle of the pack – with a 2.9 overall average.

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Park Chan-wook Decision to Leave

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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