Parasite

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Parasite (Film Still)

Director: Bong Joon-ho
Cast: Song Kang-ho, Chang Hyae-jin, Choi Woo-shik, Park So-dam
132 minutes, South Korea, 2019, 16

Ki-taek is the head of a family of tricksters, who live in a run-down basement flat. By chance, son Ki-woo is recommended to provide private English lessons to the teenage daughter of the wealthy Park household. It isn’t long before Ki-woo has devised a plan to use this opportunity to his family’s best advantage…

Director Bong Joon-ho has described his film as “a comedy without clowns and a tragedy without villains” – to reveal anything more would do the viewer a disservice. On the surface Parasite appears to be a black comedy about class struggle, but as the story shifts quickly to become at turns dark, hilarious and shocking, this glorious Palme d’Or-winner reveals itself to be so much more.

Festivals:

Cannes Film Festival 2019
Karlovy Vary Film Festival 2019
Locarno Film Festival 2019
Telluride Film Festival 2019
Toronto International Film Festival 2019
San Sebastián International Film Festival 2019

Awards:

Winner – Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival 2019

“★★★★★ … the near-perfection of this competition entry still takes the breath away.”
– Donald Clarke, The Irish Times, Cannes Film Festival 2019

“★★★★ … a luxuriously watchable and satirical suspense drama.”
– Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, Cannes Film Festival 2019

 “… a tense, funny, often brutal social satire … there’s a wonderful specificity to Parasite which makes it such a captivating film: pivoting from hysteria to grotesque on a moment’s notice, it’s bloodthirsy farce.”
– Hannah Woodhead, Little White Lies, Cannes Film Festival 2019

 

Admission:

All screenings commence at 8pm, unless otherwise stated.
Attendance at a single screening: Adult €8 or Concession €6 on the door.

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