The Sundance darling has its first trailer, which sends Cho's Jin to the titular Indiana town when his father, an architect, falls ill. He meets an architecture lover (Haley Lu Richardson) who helps him explore the town's unique and stunning structures (which are real!). The end up bonding over their difficult relationships with his dad and her addict mom.
He's stuck in limbo, waiting for his dad to either die or recover, and she's drifting, avoiding talk of college and the future.
It's a beautiful movie, judging by the trailer, from a first-time Korean director known as Kogonada, a former Criterion video essayist, and cinematographer Elisha Christian.
"Columbus" also stars Parker Posey, Rory Culkin, and Michelle Forbes and opens in theaters August 4.
When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin finds himself stranded in Columbus, Ind., a small Midwestern city celebrated for its many significant modernist buildings. Jin strikes up a friendship with Casey, a young architecture enthusiast who works at the local library. As their intimacy develops, Jin and Casey explore both the town and their own conflicted emotions. Read More