Monday 8th June 2020
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Parasite is an urgent, brilliantly layered look at timely social themes in the first foreign-language film to win an Oscar for Best Picture.
Bong Joon Ho brings his work 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.
“Let's just say that by Parasite's conclusion, what started out as a comedy of manners has become a furious snarl of rage and his most arresting social satire yet.” NPR
“Never let the audience off the hook, Hitchcock once said. Ho achieves this in spades and with more than one hook.” Film Ireland Magazine
Date: 8 June 2020
Venue: Church Rooms, Church Lane, Lostwithiel
Country: South Korea
Director: Bong Joon Ho
Cast: Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Jo
Length: 2hr 12m