Feb. 13: Gisaengchung / Parasite

Thursday, February 13, 2020
7 pm @ Galaxy Cinemas, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Director: Bong Joon-ho
South Korea 2019
Korean; 131 minutes
Rating: 14a for language, some violence, and sexual content

Ki-taek (Song Kang-ho), his wife Chung-sook (Chang Hyae-jin), daughter Ki-jung (Park So-dam), and son Ki-woo (Choi Woo-shik) live in an overcrowded, sor­did basement while the Parks live in a fabulous house. When Ki-woo is unexpectedly hired by the Parks, the destinies of the two families cross and their explosive meeting exposes the evils of class inequalities, culminating in a powerful
and utterly original outcome. Described by Bong as “a comedy
without clowns and a tragedy without vil­lains,” Parasite mixes
pathos and satire with thrills and drama in a perfectly controlled blend of genres.

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. Barry Hertz, The Globe and Mail

One of the best movies of 2019, Bong Joon Ho’s latest is a film of
dramatic power, innovative comedy, romantic poetry and melancholy beauty.
Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

It’s a hell of a ride – and one of the year’s best films. Norman Wilner, NOW Toronto