Decision to Leave

Why Decision to Leave deserves the Best Costume Design Oscar

By Josh Slater-Williams

Park Chan-wook's elegant neo-noir has been shut out of the awards race, but Jung Ae Kwak's impeccable costume work deserves a closer look.

Women look back: celebrating the advent of the modern neo-noir

By Stefania Sarrubba

Modern noir has flipped the visual dynamics between men and women, refusing to shy away from the most pervasive aspects of gender-based violence.

Animal Instincts: a conversation with Tang Wei

By David Jenkins

She delivers arguably one of the greatest performances in a Park Chan-wook film, but how did Tang Wei build the enigmatic suspected murderer, Seo-rae?

Masters of Suspense: On Park Chan-wook’s love of Alfred Hitchcock

By David Jenkins

Decision to Leave reframes the blueprint of Hitchcock’s Vertigo, but it’s not the first time Park Chan-wook has looked back to this classic-era muse.

LWLies 95: The Decision to Leave issue – Out now!

By Little White Lies

Dive in to the deceptively tranquil waters of Park Chan-wook’s sensational, genre-splicing detective yarn.

Decision to Leave – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

A police detective forms a dangerous bond with a woman suspected of murdering her husband in Park Chan-wook’s swooning crime drama.

Park Chan-wook has begun work on his next film, a romantic murder mystery

By Charles Bramesco

Decision to Leave marks the director’s return to Korea following his English-language miniseries The Little Drummer Girl.

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