Parasite by Bong Joon-ho
02.02.20 – 05.02.20
Welcome to the screening of Parasite (2019) at Kunstnernes Hus Kino! Directed by Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho, the film has been praised by critics worldwide. Parasite won both the Cannes Golden Palm in 2019, and the award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 77. Golden Globe Awards.
About the film
In Parasite we encounter a family of four, living in a rundown semi-basement apartment in Seoul. With varying degrees of luck, they borrow the internet from the floor above, and to get food on the table pack pizza boxes for a restaurant chain nearby. Despite their love and strong familial bonds, they struggle in life. After a visit from a friend of the family's son, a golden opportunity, a way out of their misery suddenly reveals itself: The family does not hesitate and grabs this opportunity with both hands. At the director's own request, no more of the action will be revealed here - Parasite is an experience best enjoyed without too much previous knowledge.
About the director
Bong Joon-ho (b. 1969) is one of South Koreas most internationally renowned filmmakers, who is also extremely successful in his home country: Both his horror movie The Host (2006) and the English-language action thriller Snowpiercer (2013) are in South Korea among the most watched films of all times. Bong achieved his breakthrough as a director with the 2003 crime thriller Memories of Murder.