Parasite (Closing Night Film)
Country: South Korea
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