It’s been way too long since we had a new feature-length film from Park Chan-wook. Six years have passed since his instant-classic erotic thriller The Handmaiden, and while he’s kept busy on the small screen with Little Drummer Girl and producing TNT’s Snowpiercer, the release of his latest film, Decision to Leave, can’t get here soon enough. Fortunately, we don’t have to wait long since it’ll be at Cannes later this month, and right now we have a trailer.
Starring Park Hae-il (The Host), Tang Wei (Lust Caution), and Lee Jyung-hun (Peninsula), Decision to Leave centes on a detective takes special interest in a mysterious widow after she becomes the prime suspect in her husband’s death by falling from a mountaintop.
Chan-wook also co-wrote the screenplay with Jeong Seo-kyeong. The film will be released stateside this fall by indie streaming service MUBI, quite the feather in their cap that’s sure to draw some subscribers.
Next up for Chan-wook is A24’s TV series adaptation The Sympathizer, starring Robert Downey Jr. He’s also known for directing the classic “Vengeance Trilogy” which includes Oldboy, plus Tarantino favorite Joint Security Area, Stoker, and Thirst.