Cannes Film Festival: Decision to Leave, Love Fell from Above

Louis Garrel’s film team The Innocent ©

Park Chan-wook returns to the Competition with the stunning film Decision to Leave that tells of a romantic criminal investigation where a police officer and his suspect live in an impossible love affair.

Cannes Film Festival 2022: Park Chan-wook returned to competition six years later Si Misswith beautiful film Heojil Kyolshim (Decision to Leave). The film depicts the romantic relationship between a criminal police inspector, who is investigating the murder of a man, and the main suspect-the victim’s wife. The director of Iran Saeed Roustaee enter for the first time in the Competition Cannes film festival with Leila’s Siblings, a drama about the tragic plight of a family trying to break out of poverty in a country plagued by international economic sanctions. Director, Louis Garrel a performer this year at The Almond Trees on Valeria Bruni Tedeschiand actor/director of The Innocenthis new feature film presented Out of Competition.

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Leila’s Brothers © Amirhossein Shojaei

Leila’s family drama

completion Ali Abassi with holy spiderthe young Iranian director Saeed Roustaee brings us to Iranian society, but in modern day Tehran, thanks to Leila’s Siblings (Leila and Her Siblings). This powerful family drama tells the story of the struggle of a young woman who tries to save her family from poverty at all costs by suggesting her brothers combine their savings to buy food. store in a shopping center. Alas, Leila will face her father’s personal ambition and her siblings ’lack of ambition. Despite his efforts, the family broke up, affected by an unprecedented economic crisis.

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Heojil Kyolshim, murder and romance

Consecrated in 2004 at the Grand Prix for old man and the 2009 Jury Prize for Third (Bak-Jwi), Park Chan-wook returned to the Croisette six years ago The Servant (Agasi) with Decision to Leave. A captain’s criminal lover tries to sort out the truth from the lie of his romantic relationship with the widow of the victim of an accident, which gradually turns into murder. The “weak” immigrant woman, subjected to her husband’s ill -treatment, would be wise. Doubt hurts the inspector and the truth about the handsome Chinese will leave him shattered.

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The police and suspect were attracted to each other

A hunter is a deadly fall from the top of a mountain. Detective Hae-joon (Hae-il Park) suspects that the widow, Seo-rae (Tang Wei) seems unaffected by the death of her husband. Hae-joon follows him day and night, observes him, hides outside his apartment, and slowly feels more attracted to Seo-rae, who hides his feelings while observing the police. . The police and the suspect were attracted to each other, and the spectator witnessed the game between one and the other as the investigation added to the tension, and winds like a mountain road, according to revelations in the layers. or of guilt.

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Get through the psychology of the characters

With a cunning narrative and a sophisticated game, a camera that leads the investigator to imagine his victim’s surroundings during his spying time, Park Chan-wook allows us to soak up the psychology of the two men. -first character. The police are distracted by the truth; He posted photos of unresolved cases at home and his honesty, which he neglected with his wife, paid off. But at what cost? Is the beautiful Chinese woman with no luck in love sincere and honest or a “femme fatale”, a daring deceiver who plays on her beauty by imitating the weak woman? Eventually, if the two can’t hear their heart speaking, the cellphone audio files have an end to the story.

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Louis Garrel’s Climbing the Steps of L’Innocent

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