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PROGRAM - World Cinemascape - World Cinemascape: Spectrum

World Cinemascape: Spectrum


DIRECTOR Kogonada World Cinemascape: SpectrumAsian Premiere
Nation USA 2017101minDCPcolor Fiction
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Casey lives with her mother in a Midwestern town haunted by the promise of modernism. Jin, a visitor, attends to his dying father. They find respite in one another and the architecture that surrounds them.

  • Review

    This film is story of a two people meeting in a small village called Columbus, Midwest of the United States. Casey is a librarian who struggles between her future plans and her recovering alcoholic mother. Casey meets Jin, a Korean-American and the son of a professor who did the architectural design of the library. Jin came to Columbus because his father got sick. The two lonely drifting people spend time around the buildings and streets of Columbus while healing their own deprivation. A film critic and an essayist Korean-American director Kogonada made his debut as a director with this film. Commune with strangers is a themes but Columbus uses ´architecture´ as a visual motif. Like modernism movie of Michelangelo Antonioni, architectural buildings reveal the characters more. Actor John Joe and Haley Lu Richardson are superb. [JANG Byungwon]

  • Credit

    Director Kogonada
    Screenplay Kogonada
    Producer Andrew MIANO, Aaron BOYD, Danielle Renfrew BEHRENS
    Cinematography Emily MORAN
    Editor Kogonada
    Sound HAMMOCK
    Cast John CHO, Haley Lu RICHARDSON, Parker POSEY, Michelle FORBES, Rory CULKIN



Born in Seoul and raised in the Midwest, he is a proud immigrant. He has been noted by Filmmaker Magazine, 25 New Faces of Independent Film, and The New Yorker for his visual work and film criticism commissioned by the Criterion Collection and Sight & Sound. This is his directorial feature debut.