Directed by: Bong Joon-ho
2019 | South Korea | 132 minutes
Screening & Discussion
Friday, March 13, 2020, 7pm
Saturday, March 14, 2020, 3pm
Saturday, March 14, 2020, 7pm
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.
"What keeps you rapt in Parasite is the visual wit — every shot distills the movie’s themes — and the richness of the characters and performances." - David Edelstein, Vulture
Best Picture, Director, Original Screenplay, and International Feature Winner, Academy Awards 2020
Palme d'Or Winner, Cannes Film Festival 2019