Columbus

Columbus

Columbus

A young librarian (Haley Lu Richardson, Split) and an out-of-town visitor bond in Columbus, Indiana in filmmaker Kogonada's feature debut.

"Jin (John Cho) is a middle-aged man who should care that his father is dying in a hospital, but he doesn’t. Casey (Haley Lu Richardson) is a recent high-school grad who needs to cut the cord, but that’s complicated. The two shouldn’t like each other in any sort of romantic way, but that’s also complicated. Kogonada includes all the troubles Indianans face – meth problems, having to work two manual-labor jobs to pay rent, racial tension – but he smartly builds it into the characters’ motivations and backstory." (New Zealand International Film Festival)

2017100 minsUSA
ComedyDramaRomance
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

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An assured and hypnotic debut from tyro writer/director Kogonada with a terrific cast.

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

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A clever and compelling exploration into how physical structures can come to represent emotional landmarks in our personal lives.

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

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"Columbus" is one of the rare films in which nerdy intelligence-knowledge without experience-comes off without neurosis, comedic awkwardness, or vengeance.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

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Columbus is a coolly executed drama, and low on event – at one point [a character] comments: “This isn’t the movies. Nothing’s going to happen.”

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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A specialised art house treat that announces the arrival of a new director who combines small-scale, Ozu-like humanism with an impressive command of the formalist possibilities of film.

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Variety

Variety

press

An assured and hypnotic debut from tyro writer/director Kogonada with a terrific cast.

0
Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

press

A clever and compelling exploration into how physical structures can come to represent emotional landmarks in our personal lives.

0
The New Yorker

The New Yorker

press

"Columbus" is one of the rare films in which nerdy intelligence-knowledge without experience-comes off without neurosis, comedic awkwardness, or vengeance.

0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Columbus is a coolly executed drama, and low on event – at one point [a character] comments: “This isn’t the movies. Nothing’s going to happen.”

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A specialised art house treat that announces the arrival of a new director who combines small-scale, Ozu-like humanism with an impressive command of the formalist possibilities of film.

0