Monday 16 September 2019
10.00 am & 6.30 pm
Directed by Bong Joon Ho
South Korea (Sub-titled)
132 mins MA15+
A tale of two families – the Park Family, a picture of aspirational wealth, and the Kim Family, who are rich in street smarts but not much else. By 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 give the Kims a way out of their shabby circumstances. But this new ecosystem is fragile, and soon enough greed and class prejudice threaten to upend the Kims’ newfound comfort.
This is the first Korean film to win the Palme d’Or at Cannes. Parasite confirms director Bong Joon Ho as one of the world’s most inventive and captivating filmmakers.
“Parasite is a subversive delight, and despite its hefty 2 1/4-hour running time is never dull because Bong keeps shifting the goalposts” – David Stratton, The Australian.
“You expect the whole enterprise to come crashing down around his ears, but this is a film-maker in total control of his craft.”– Ed Potton, Times (UK).
“Devotees of world cinema should make tracks for this right away.” – Leigh Paatsch, Herald Sun.