Parasite (Gisaengchung)

2 Hr. 12 Min.

Screening Format: DCP
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Sponsored by: Tom and Susan Quadracci


Bong Joon Ho won the Palme d’Or for this dark masterwork—which South Korea already selected for its Oscar entry—about social inequality devolving to class warfare. Ki-woo, the son in an unemployed family of four, is recommended to a high-paid tutoring job for the wealthy Park family, whose patriarch owns a global IT firm. But when Ki-woo becomes entranced with the young lady of the house, an increasingly volatile series of events is set in motion.


"PARASITE is unquestionably one of the best films of the year." -


"An exhilarating and furious indictment of class struggle, PARASITE might be the masterpiece South Korea's Bong Joon-ho has been working toward his entire career.' - Globe and Mail


"Satire morphs into a savage underclass morality lesson that recalls the home invasion tales of Michael Haneke and Jordan Peele." - Toronto Star



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