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Parasite (Closing Night Film)

DIRECTED BY Bong Joon-ho

Country: South Korea
Language: Korean
Original Title: Gisaengchung

Running Time: 132min
Film Year: 2019
Category: Special Events, Films, Knight Marimbas Award

At once hilariously funny and nail-bitingly tense, Bong Joon-ho’s class satire Parasite is quite possibly the most unique and unforgettable film of the year, and has had international critics swooning since it won the Palme D’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Defying convention and predictability at every step, the film centers on two families whose paths become inexorably linked and the wild events that result: the affluent Park family and the street smart but poor Kim family. The Kim’s children, led by college-aged Ki-woo, manage to forge their way into the Park family’s lives as tutors and art therapists. In exchange for their services, the Kim family finally has a path out of poverty, but this fragile balance built on lies will quickly unravel.

Bong Joon-ho’s astounding career has long been marked by films whose originality breaks all boundaries of genre, and Parasite is his most complete masterpiece to date. Its humor and adrenaline-fueling thrills draw audiences in, while Joon-ho’s anger and clear-eyed vision about class remains with them for long after.

This screening is supported by John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

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Director: Bong Joon-ho
Screenwriter: Bong Joon-ho, Han Jin-Won
Production Company: NEON

Music: Jung Jae-il
Cinematographer: Hong Kyung-pyo
Editor: Yang Jinmo

Cast: Kang-Ho Song, Sun-Kyun Lee, Yeo-Jeong Cho, Woo-Shik Choi, So-Dam Park, Hyae-Jin Chang

Bong Joon-ho

Bong Joon-ho is a South Korean filmmaker. He has directed numerous internationally-acclaimed films including The Host (06), Mother (09) and Snowpiercer (13). Parasite is his latest film and it won the Palme D’Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.