Dir: Bong Joon-ho
Cast: Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Jo
Korea, 2019, 132 mins, Korean dialogue with subtitles
Hailed as a masterpiece by critics and audiences worldwide, this multiple Oscar & BAFTA winner is a blackly comic satirical thriller following a poverty-stricken family who live a hand-to-mouth existence until their path crosses that of a wealthy family. They slowly start to infiltrate every aspect of the rich family’s life, until an interloper threatens their newfound comfort and a battle of class warfare breaks out. Full of energy, verve and visual wit, Parasite manages to be a highly enjoyable watch whilst exposing the immorality of contemporary capitalism. A masterful, unforgettable creation; brilliantly designed, performed and shot.