Dir: Bong Joon-ho | Korea | 2019 | 132 mins | Cast: Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong, Woo-sik
Choi | Korean with English Subtitles
Bong Joon Ho brings his singular mastery home to Korea in this pitch-black modern fairytale.
Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist, to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks. By turns darkly hilarious and heart-wrenching, Parasite showcases a modern master at the top of his game.
“It is almost a supernatural or sci-fi story; an invasion of the lifestyle snatchers. Parasite gets its tendrils into you.” The Guardian
The screening on Tuesday 25th February shown as ‘CC’ above in the programme, will be shown with English language subtitles on screen.
All times listed are the programme start time unless otherwise stated. Films start approx 30 mins after the programme start time.