Tuesday 21st April 2020 - 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm, Palmer Building
Bong Joon-ho’s Oscar-winning triumph takes a scalpel to the inequalities of South Korean society. The Kims lead a hardscrabble existence in a run-down sub-basement, doing whatever they have to eke out a living. Across town, the Parks have become infantilised by their cosseted lifestyle, relying on poorly paid staff for their most basic daily needs. When the lives of the two families start to intersect in unexpected ways, the film asks the question: who are the real parasites?
South Korea 2019 – South Korean with subtitles – Directed by Bong Joon-ho with Kang-ho Song, Sun -kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Jo, Woo-sik Choi – 132 min
A miracle of a film – EMPIRE
The kind of remarkable experience that makes modern movie-going such a joy – MARK KERMODE