• Columbus (2017)


Release Date: August 4th, 2017

DVD Release Date: March 26th, 2019

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary

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.

Cast: John Cho, Haley Lu Richardson, Rory Culkin, Michelle Forbes, Parker Posey, Erin Allegretti, Jim Dougherty, Rosalyn R. Ross

Director: Kogonada

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Depth of Field, Superlative Films

Keywords: Son, 2010s, Small town, Underdog, Hospital, Love, Moving, Emotional

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Boyd van HoeijThe Hollywood Reporter

    A soft-spoken and perceptive film set in the Modernist small-town marvel that is Columbus, Indiana, this is a specialized 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. show more

  • 60
    Inkoo KangTheWrap

    A minimalist film like Columbus depends almost entirely on the shading of the characters and the depths of the performances. By that metric, it’s a too-delicate creature, tickling and piquing instead of fully thrusting us into the realm of feelings. show more

  • 90
    Jonathan RomneyScreen International

    Into what might have been an alienating, hard-edged setting, human warmth comes from some relishably muted performances. show more

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