Bong Joon-ho’s mind-bending Parasite won the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. It stars Choi Woo-sik and Park So-dam as siblings in an unemployed family, living in squalor in a dingy basement apartment. When Ki-woo (Woo-sik) lands a job tutoring the daughter of a mega-rich architect, he and his family become entangled in the lives of their wealthy benefactors.
Parasite is an engaging and at times disturbing film, one which will play on its audience’s minds for days to come after viewing. Fans of cerebral and experimental cinema that isn’t afraid to take its audience for a ride will enjoy this idiosyncratic piece of filmmaking from a director at the top of his game.
Parasite is a Korean-language film screened with subtitles, with some scenes of violence and adult themes.