“Columbus” follows Jin, who having recently dropped out of Cambridge and now translating books for a publisher in Seoul, suddenly finds himself stuck in a small Midwestern town where he befriends Casey, a local 19-year-old.  Both are burdened by the future but find momentary relief in one another as they explore a town boasting the unexpected architecture of renown designers including Eero Saarinen and I. M. Pei. 

This is the feature directorial debut of ::kogonada, who 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, among others.