06-24 November 2019

PARASITE

PARASITE

기생충

Spotlight on Korea
Bong Joon Ho

South Korea

2019 / 132’ / Korean

PARASITE
PARASITE

Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks give the Kims a way out of their shabby circumstances. But this new ecosystem is fragile, and soon enough greed and class prejudice threaten to upend the Kims’ newfound comfort.
Considered one of the best films of 2019, HIFF is proud to present Cannes Palme D’Or winner PARASITE from director Bong Joon-ho. Ki-taek (Song Kang-ho) and his wife and two kids are poor and unemployed, living in a basement apartment and scraping by with the use of handouts and the neighbors wifi. One day son Ki-woo learns that his friend is going abroad and leaving behind a prestigious tutoring job for a rich family. A plan is hatched. As Ki-woo manipulates his way in as the rich daughter’s tutor, the family begins to insert themselves into the lives of the wealthy household.

Screenings
Sunday 10 20:00 - 22:17Regal Dole Cannery 9
RUSH (Stand-by Line)
When all tickets for a screening have been issued, standby lines are formed 1 hour prior to show time, tickets sold for $10 cash if seating is avalible.
Sunday 24 19:00 - 21:17The Waimea Theater
Sunday 24 19:00 - 21:17The Palace Theater
DirectorBong Joon Ho.
CastSong Kang Ho, Lee Sun Kyun, Cho Yeo Jeong, Choi Woo Shik and Park So Dam.
ScreenplayBong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won.
CinematographerHong Kyung Pyo.
EditorYang Jinmo.
MusicJung Jae Il.
ProductionCJ Entertainment.
DistributorNEON.
PrizePalme d'Or

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