Casey lives with her mother in a little-known Midwestern town haunted by the promise of modernism. Jin, a visitor from the other side of the world, attends to his dying father. Burdened by the future, they find respite in one another and the architecture that surrounds them.
- Special Jury Prize - IFF Boston
- International Federation of Film Critics Award - Jameson CineFest
- Triton Award - Valletta IFF
- FIPRESCI Award - Jameson Cinefest Miskolc IFF
- John Cho
- Haley Lu Richardson
- Parker Posey
- Elisha Christian
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The hypnotically paced drama carried by the serendipitous odd-couple pairing of John Cho and Haley Lu Richardson is lovely and tender, marking Kogonada as an auteur to watch.
The relationships between each of the characters are imbued with warmth and humanity, and the filmmaking — like the city’s structures designed by the likes of Eero Saarinen and I.M. Pei — is simply gorgeous.
Kogonada has also made a film that feels timeless.
Kogonada is a proud immigrant, born in Seoul and raised in the Midwest. He has been noted by Filmmaker magazine (25 New Faces of Independent Film) and The New Yorker for his visual work and film criticism commissioned by The Criterion Collection and Sight & Sound. He currently resides in Nashville with his wife and two sons. Columbus is his directorial feature debut.