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Winner of a historic four Academy Awards® including Best Picture and Best Director, and the Palme d’Or (Best Film award) at the Cannes Film Festival – this family tragicomedy is the latest masterpiece from Bong Joon-Ho. PARASITE confirms his position as one of the world’s most inventive and captivating filmmakers.
Ki-taek's family of four is close, but all are unemployed and the future looks bleak. However, when the son, Ki-woo is recommended by a fellow university student friend for a well-paid tutoring job, hope spawns for a regular income. Carrying the expectations of the family, Ki-woo arrives at the house of Mr. Park, the owner of a global IT firm, where he meets Yeon-kyo, the young lady of the house. The job interview is a success and soon Ki-woo begins work. But very soon, following this first meeting between the two families, an unstoppable string of mishaps lies in wait…
Winner – 2019 Cannes’ Palme d’Or
Academy Award Winner – Best Motion Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay & Best International Feature Film
Golden Globe Winner – Best Motion Picture – Foreign Launguage
BAFTA Award Winner – Best Original Screenplay & Best Film – Foreign Launguage
SAG Award Winner – Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
"A nerve-racking masterpiece whose spell lingers long after its haunting final image."
"The social commentary is almost as powerful as the plot itself."
"Giddy one moment, unbearably tense the next, and always so entertaining and fine-tuned that you don’t even notice when it’s changing gears, “Parasite” takes all of the beats you expect to find in a Bong film and shrinks them down with clockwork precision."
Thursday 27th June
Palace Balwyn, Palace James St, The Chauvel Cinema, Palace Cinema Paradiso