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7.2
/10
538 Ratings

Columbus

Directed by Kogonada
United States, 2017
Drama

Synopsis

A Korean-born man finds himself stuck in Columbus, Indiana, where his architect father is in a coma. The man meets a young woman who wants to stay in Columbus with her mother, a recovering addict, instead of pursuing her own dreams.

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Columbus Directed by Kogonada

Awards & Festivals

Independent Spirit Awards

2018 | 3 nominations including: Best First Feature

Village Voice Film Poll

2017 | Nominee: Best First Feature

Like Richard Linklater’s Before films, this exquisitely wrought drama has an instinctive feel for how conversation moves across time and space, and as the protagonists drift through this modernist wonderland, their aesthetic exchanges guide them steadily toward an emotional reckoning. The real thrill is watching Kogonada, a video essayist for years, use his analytical and ekphrastic gifts to remap the contours of the teen movie.
January 03, 2018
Video essayist Kogonada made his narrative feature debut with visually striking but narratively dire, Columbus. . . . Narratively, the film is little more than a patronising guided tour of the modern architecture that marks the film’s titular city,
December 14, 2017
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Previously known for comedy, Cho gives a fine dramatic performance. Richardson is amused by other people, and I enjoyed watching that amusement break over her face, as well as the wonder when she engages the buildings, tracing their contours with her hand… As shot by Elisha Christian, Columbus is a magical place, but there’s something forlorn about it, as well, as if the buildings are telling their own story about the way their spirit has been abandoned.
September 08, 2017
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