Encore! – Film show: Park Chan-wook’s multi-layered, mysterious ‘Decision To leave’
Hovering between a neo-noir and a semi-romance, “Decision To leave” saw Park Chan-wook crowned best director at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Critic Lisa Nesselson tells us about the visual choices, twists and turns that echo the Korean director’s virtuoso touch in his previous films “Old Boy” and “The Handmaiden”.
We also discuss bittersweet comedy “I’m Your Man”, in which German director Maria Schrader imagines an AI future where love and convenience can be programmed into any relationship.
Next, we check out the award-winning Spanish film that sees Javier Bardem embody “The Good Boss”, who will stop at nothing to win a regional business award.
Finally, Luis Buñuel’s “The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie” returns to screens in a restored version.