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Director
Bong Joon-Ho

Screenplay
Bong Joon-Ho, Jin-Won Han

Director of Photography
Hong Kyung Pyo

Editing
Yang Jinmo

Cast
Song Kang-Ho, Lee Sun-Kyun, Yeo Jeong-Cho, Choi Wo-Shik , Park So-Dam, Lee Jeong-Eun, Jung Hyeon-Jun

Producer
Kwak Sin Ae, Moon Yang Kwon

Production Company
Barunson E&A

Parasite

The winner of this year’s Palme d’Or at Cannes where it world premiered, Parasite comes from Bong Joon-Ho, a South Korean director whose films are always highly anticipated. The film is a tale of two families socially and economically gulfs apart. Members of the impoverished Kim family inveigle their way into the wealthy Park family household under false pretenses and in so doing set off a chain of tragicomic events. After a certain point, Parasite evolves into a brutal black comedy about contemporary issues such as class conflict and income inequality. Bong Joon-ho’s powerful direction produces some memorable moments in the film, which features a stellar South Korean cast including the likes of Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-Kyun, Yeo Jeong-Cho and Choi Wo-Shik.

 

Bong Joon-Ho
He studied sociology and film at the Korean Academy of Film Art before becoming a director. He drew critical acclaim for his first feature film, Barking Dogs Never Bite, which won the FIPRESCI Award at the Hong Kong Film Festival in 2001. His next film, Memories of Murder (2004), earned him a Best Director Award at San Sebastian. The Host screened in the Directors’ Fortnight in 2006 and he was invited to Cannes in the Official Selection with Shaking Tokyo (2008). In 2009, he presented Mother at Un Certain Regard before later picking up awards at many international film festivals.

South Korea, 2019
DCP, Colour
132’

 

Awards
2019 Cannes Best Film
2019 Sydney Best Film