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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The thing I most felt during the screening of 'Colombus' was peacefulness: the pace and tone of narration; the etherealness of the two main characters compared to other people, more resembling the space around them; the Ozu-like framing; and Cassandra's character building and point of view on her own life - they all create a meaningful movie about incommunicability and ways information still get passed.
7/10. COLUMBUS sets out its manifesto early on: as one character explains, our interest and attention is due to our predilections and the effort we put in. The film certainly requires a little extra effort-- the drama is almost always muted, though this makes the few emotional scenes that much more poignant. Lots of great shots of spaces and architecture with an interesting bent towards deep focus.