The director of Old Boy and Mademoiselle is once again in competition for the Palme d’Or.
A few days before the opening of the 74th Cannes Film Festival, the most anticipated films are beginning to unfold. After the landmark trailers from Future Crimesby David Cronenberg, opening movie Cutby Michel Hazanavicius, from lucky starsby Hirokazu Kore-eda, or of Brother and sister of Arnaud Desplechin, here is that of Decision to Leavethe new feature film by the South Korean filmmaker Park Chan-Wook. If the director had already won the Grand Prix at this famous festival for old boyin 2004, his last work presented at Cannes six years ago, Miss, had not been rewarded, despite a very positive critical reception. Will this crime-romance thriller catch up?
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The trailer of Decision to Leave is in any case very successful, enigmatic at will and filled with visually beautiful and intriguing shots. The film follows Hae-Joon (Park Hae-il), a police officer assigned to investigate the murder of a man. In view of these first images, we understand that he immediately suspects his wife, played by Tang Wei, but at the same time feels a great attraction for her. Is she guilty? Will they love each other despite this? We will know more when it is broadcast in Cannes, which will take place from May 17 to 28, then in cinemas from June 29.
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