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Barking Dogs Never Bite

By Bong Joon-ho
Tuesday 15.06.21
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Welcome back to Kunstnernes Hus Cinema, dear friends of LEO! This time, we'll be screening the film Barking Dogs Never Bite with a conversation afterwards. The film is presented in collaboration with the youth from Blikkåpner Oslo.

Program

18:00 Film screening of Barking Dogs Never Bite

20:00 Conversation (the artist/filmmaker will be announced soon)

20:40 Free pizza at the restaurant

About Blikkåpner Oslo

Blikkåpner Oslo is a collaboration between the National Museum, Astrup Fearnley Museum and Kunstnernes Hus, where we focus on art mediation by and for young people. The "eye openers" use their own experiences and interests as a starting point for communicating art to others.

At Kunstnernes Hus, you meet Marzia, Iris, Anastacia, Ferdinand and Mateo.

About the film

The disconnections of urban life. Yun-ju is diffident, almost without affect; his wife is pregnant, and he wonders if he should bribe the dean to secure a professorship. He's also bothered by a yapping dog that disturbs him in the large block of flats where he lives. Hyeon-nam is equally disengaged; she's a bookkeeper at same block of flats, animated only when she learns of a lost dog. Over the course of a few weeks, three dogs in the building go missing - Yun-ju and Hyeon-nam have a connection to each. So does a janitor. Is it a man-eat-dog world? Is there any cure for this ennui? Can anyone connect?

About the filmmaker

Bong Joon-ho (b. 1969) is a South Korean film director, producer and screenwriter. He first became known to audiences and achieved a cult following with his directorial debut film Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000), before achieving both critical and commercial success with his subsequent films: the crime thriller Memories of Murder (2003), the monster film The Host (2006), the science fiction action film Snowpiercer (2013), and the Academy Award-winning black comedy social thriller Parasite (2019).

Parasite was the first South Korean film to earn the Palme d'Or. It also became the first South Korean film to receive Academy Award nominations, with Bong winning Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay, making Parasite the first film not in English to win Best Picture.

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