This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
The plot of Columbus builds alongside some class consciousness, unlike most mainstream American films.
In one poignant scene we see a modernist building exterior with night cleaners on display inside. Workers in this scene labor exposed, unprotected, consumed by the viewer and held in a vitrine for the daughter who knows her mother is separated from a rupture in her sobriety by a thin pane of (very clean) glass.
I like how Kogonada makes references to other filmmakers’ works (Wong…