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Parasite

11 October 2019

Parasite is a 2019 award winning South Korean film directed by Bong Joon-ho.

It had its world premiere at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival on 21 May 2019, where it won the Palme d'Or, becoming the first Korean film to receive the award and the first film to win with a unanimous vote. It was selected as the South Korean entry for Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards.

The 130 minute storyline is compact with intrigue and suspense, captivating audiences while showcasing Korean talent for filmmaking. The acting and cinematography is complementary in the way it aids the language challenge.

The film portrays the lives of two Korean families. The Parks are wealthy and prosperous who’s every need is attended to and live in a modern mansion. The Kim's, in contrast, live in a shabby semi-basement apartment and have to rely on their wits and inventiveness to make ends meet.

 

It is the manner in which these family's from opposing classes are brought together and interplay that leads to a series of twists in the plot which makes the title 'Parasite'apt.

The Embassy of Korea in South Africa hosted a ‘sneak preview’ of Parasite in Pretoria where movie goers had the opportunity to view this cinematic masterpiece.

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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