Our tribute to Director of the Month Bong Joon-Ho ends with his latest work, the critically-acclaimed Parasite!
Kim Ki-Taek and his family live in squalid conditions and struggle to make ends meet. Desperate to escape poverty and move up the social ladder, the members of the family pose as highly-qualified individuals and obtain jobs with the well-off Park family. As the Kim family works for the Parks and gets to know them, they learn that there’s a real darkness lurking beneath their privileged existence.
The first Korean film to win the prestigious Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, Parasite is a sociopolitical allegory that is as chilling as it is compelling.
“It’s a fitting movie for our times, and Joon-ho delivers with uncompromising clarity and vision.” – Adam Graham, Detroit News
“It’s a nearly perfect film, from Bong’s masterful use of framing and visual language and control of a wildly shifting tone to the performances (all terrific) to the commentary on class division.” – Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
“This is the best movie of the year… A tonal marvel.” – Christy Lemire, FilmWeek (KPCC – NPR Los Angeles)