Parasite

Showed at Images 2/29/2020–3/5/2020

Starring: Choi Woo-shik, Park So-dam, Song Kang-ho

In Korean with English subtitles

:Oscar winner for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best International Feature Film.

Parasite, winner of the Palme d'Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival and the new film from universally celebrated director Bong Joon-ho (Snowpiercer and The Host), is thrillingly twisty while providing thought-provoking social commentary.

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 an unexpected 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.

  • Director: Bong Joon-ho
  • Rating: R
  • Runtime: 2 hours 12 minutes
  • Genre: Drama, Thriller, Comedy

“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.”

– Vulture