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Dir: Kogonada
2017 / 104 mins
15+
Australian Premiere
“COLUMBUS” IS A REMARKABLE FILM
ROGER EBERT.COM
OFFICIAL SELECTION: SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
Cast: JOHN CHO, HALEY LU RICHARDSON, PARKEY POSEY, RORY CULKIN, MICHELLE FORBES

Columbus

As a love story that involves not just human relationships but relationships between architecture, Columbus is the kind of film we rarely get to see.

Set in the city of Columbus, Indiana we encounter two smart thirty-somethings who due to family constraints of different sorts are for the moment bound to the place. Jin (Cho) is stuck because his famous architect father who was to deliver a lecture in the town falls ill. Casey (Richardson) on the other hand lives in Columbus, works in the library and has a stellar academic career at her feet but feels obligated to stay and look after her mother.

Resigned to being there at least for the moment they are destined to meet and from that a third character is introduced - architecture. While Casey shows Jin through Columbus their deeper relationship unfolds via conversations and discussions about the architecture that surrounds them.

Beautifully photographed architecture, warm, natural and understated performances and an uncomplicated yet design oriented approach this film is a rare and lovely thing.

Columbus is filled with subtle drama, genuine romance, beautiful design and intelligent mature filmmaking. It’s a real pleasure to bring it to Australian audiences.