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