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SOUTH KOREA | 132 minutes | 2019

A black comedy with a deep vein of social commentary, the seventh feature by the South Korean director is all about appearances. As are his characters, the members of two families with nothing in common, starting with their social standing. Improbably, and astonishingly, they find themselves living in the same house. Bong Joon-ho’s latest is astounding, claustrophobic and discombobulating. It spares no one, least not the viewer, with its audacious story and bold form – an explosive cocktail that comfortably accommodates drama, comedy and horror. Above all, Parasite is a delicious and exciting adventure. Feast on it!

"Bong is back and on brilliant form, but he is unmistakably, roaringly furious, and it registers because the target is so deserving, so enormous, so 2019: Parasite is a tick fat with the bitter blood of class rage." Variety
"The giddy, brilliant, and totally unclassifiable Parasite proves that Bong Joon-ho has become a genre unto himself." IndieWire
"A twist-laden black comedy in ‘home invasion’ mode, with a rich streak of scabrous social satire, Parasite is a malign delight from start to finish, with a Machiavellian sense of mischief and a cinematic brio that shows Bong revelling in his Hitchcockian control of somewhat Buñuelian material." Screen Daily

Palme d'Or - Cannes Film Festival

Best Film Award - Sydney Film Festival

Fantastic Fest

Programs

Thursday October 17, 2019

Program #186B
20:20
Cinéma Impérial

Bong Joon-Ho

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distribution and credits

  • Screenplay Bong Joon-Ho, Jin Won Han
  • Producer Sin Ae Kwak, Yang Kwon Moon, Young Hwan Jang
  • Cast Song Kang Ho, Cho Yeo Jeong, Park So-Dam

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