Park Chan-Wook’s “Decision to Leave” has been named one of the New York Times’ Top Ten Best Films of 2022.
The movie ranked eighth in the new list released on 6 December, and was compared to Alfred Hitchcock’s 1958’s “Vertigo” about a male detective’s obsession with a mystery woman.
It read, “Yet as “Decision to Leave” unfolds and settles into its own distinctively kinked groove, the movie’s emotional focus progressively shifts from the obsessed lover to the object of his relentless, uncomprehending gaze, and Park’s clever homage turns into a poignant rejoinder.”
Among other films listed in the top ten include the Tilda Swinton-starrer, “The Eternal Daughter”, Iranian movie, “No Bears” by Jafar Panahi, as well as Jordan Peele’s latest horror, “Nope”.
“Decision to Leave”, starring Park Hae-Il and Chinese star Tang Wei, has been chosen to represent South Korea at the 95th Academy Awards, and has been winning various awards left and right since early this year.