A gorgeous and moving thriller, this South Korean slow-burn will keep you guessing and may ultimately leave you crumpled on the floor at what you’ve just witnessed. Directed and co-written by Park Chan-wook (‘Oldboy’, ‘The Handmaiden’), it was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at Cannes back in May, and deservedly so. The story of a detective investigating and then falling for the key suspect in a mysterious death, ‘Decision to Leave’ is at once powerful and beautiful—a feast for the eyes, the brain, and, ultimately, the heart.

5/5 stars