Dir: Bong Joon Ho
Starring: Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Ye-jeong Yo
The first ever South Korean film to be nominated at the Oscars is the groundbreaking, masterfully crafted comedy-drama-thriller, Parasite. Prolific director Bong Joon Ho (Mother, The Host, Okja) is in total command of this multi-layered film that centres on the Kim family – all unemployed, bordering destitution, their son Ki-woo manages to pose as an English tutor to the affluent Park family. Sensing a golden opportunity, the Kim family soon install themselves as indispensable extensions of the Park family in a twisted and fragile symbiotic relationship that could unravel just as easily as it formed. Subverting every expectation along the way while seamlessly blending genres, Parasite is the unmissable cinematic event of the year, being the best reviewed film of 2019 and made history at the Oscars by taking home four awards, including Best Picture, making it the first ever film not in the English language to take home the coveted accolade. Bong Joon Ho received the awards for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay and the film also won the Best International Feature Film Oscar.
★★★★★ “[BONG] TRANSCENDS GENRE” – Movie Nation
★★★★★ “A MOVIE THAT STAYS AHEAD OF ITS AUDIENCE EVERY STEP OF THE WAY” – The Wall Street Journal
★★★★★ “THRILLING AND MISCHIEVOUS” – Time Out