MUBI Podcast: Park Chan-wook Finds “Decision to Leave” in “The Mist”

We return with an exclusive conversation with director Park Chan-wook on his latest masterwork.
Park Chan-wook's Decision to Leave is showing in select US and UK cinemas, and will stream exclusively on MUBI starting December 9, 2022, in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, India and Turkey.
In 1972, a lush pop ballad called "The Mist" swirled out of radios all over South Korea. Fifty years later, master auteur Park Chan-wook has taken it as the main inspiration for his celebrated new thriller-romance Decision to Leave.
In this special episode of the award-winning MUBI Podcast, Park tells host Rico Gagliano about the song's influence on the film, unveils the musical inspiration for a possible future project...and explains why his action sequences always seem to leave his characters breathless.
Listen to the episode below or wherever you get your podcasts. Follow on your preferred podcast app to stay tuned for more special episodes and the upcoming third season of the show:


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