The Regal’s Foreign Film series presents the South Korean Film Parasite.
South Korean dark comedy thriller film directed by Bong Joon-ho.
The film has made history by becoming the first non-English language film to win the coveted Best Picture award at the 92nd Academy Awards. Parasite won a further three Oscars and also became the first Korean film to ever win the prestigious Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival.
Ki-taek is the penniless and unmotivated patriarch of his equally unambitious family, the Kims, who occupy themselves by working for next to nothing in their squalid basement-level apartment.
When a lucrative business proposition paves the way for a cunning scheme, Ki-taek’s son Ki-woo summons up the courage to pose as an English tutor for the teenage daughter of the wealthy and glamorous Park family.
Once Ki-woo is hired, the rest of the Kims, posing as skilled workers, integrate themselves into the lives of the Parks. When the Kims discover a Parks family secret life as both families know it is turned upside down.
The film is in Korean with English Subtitles.
“Parasite gets its tendrils into you” The Guardian ★★★★
“It’s a conversation starter in ways we only get a few times a year, and further reminder that Bong Joon-ho is one of the best filmmakers working today” RogerEbert ★★★★