Decision to Leave is back in UK cinemas for one day only

MUBI, the global distributor, streaming service and production company, has announced that following the film’s box office success last year, Park Chan-wook’s critically acclaimed Decision to Leave will return to cinemas on 13 February 2023 for one night only, accompanied by a new pre-recorded conversation between Park Chan-wook and Academy Award-winner Bong Joon Ho.

The film, which won Best Director at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, has been shortlisted for Best International Feature at the 95th Academy Awards, nominated for Best Motion Picture – Non-English Language at the Golden Globes, Best Foreign Language Film at the Critics’ Choice Awards, and Best International Film at the 2022 British Independent Film Awards and the Gotham Independent Film Awards.

Decision to Leave is also longlisted for four BAFTA Film Awards including Director, Original Screenplay, Editing and Film Not in the English Language. It has been included on numerous Best of the Year lists from outlets including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Associated Press, Rolling Stone, the Guardian, Sight and Sound, Film Comment, and more.

A man falls from a mountain peak to his death. The detective in charge of the investigation, Hae-joon, comes to meet the dead man’s wife Seo-rae. When she becomes a suspect, Hae-joon finds himself slowly developing an interest in her.

Among the most influential directors of the last twenty years, Park Chan-wook returned to Cannes for the fourth time earlier this year with Decision to Leave, which followed his GrandPrix winner Oldboy (2003), Thirst (2009), and The Handmaiden (2016). Park was also put on the map internationally with Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002), Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005), Stoker (2013, starring Nicole Kidman and Mia Wasikowska), and most recently his acclaimed TV series The Little Drummer Girl (2018, starring Florence Pugh).


  • Best Director – 2022 Cannes Film Festival
  • Best Director – Critics Choice Celebration of Asian Pacific Cinema and Television
  • Best Foreign Language Film, Best Cinematography – Chicago Film Critics Association
  • Best Foreign Language Film – Dallas Fort-Worth Film Critics Association
  • Best Foreign Language Film – Greater Western New York Film Critics Association
  • Best Director, Original Screenplay, Cinematography, and Foreign Language Film – Florida Film Critics Association
  • Best International Film – Washington DC Area Film Critics Association
  • Best International Film – St. Louis Critics Association Awards
  • Best International Film – San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle
  • Best Foreign Language Film – Oklahoma Film Critics Circle


  • Best Motion Picture – Non-English Language – Golden Globes
  • Best International Film – Gotham Independent Film Awards
  • Best International Film – British Independent Film Awards
  • Best Foreign Language Film – Critics’ Choice Awards