Bong Joon Ho on the Meaning of Parasite’s Title & the Journey of Awards Season

Bong Joon Ho on the Meaning of Parasite’s Title & the Journey of Awards Season

Bong Joon Ho returned to Film at Lincoln Center for a special Q&A following a screening of Parasite, which continues playing daily. He discusses writing his next project, the reception of Parasite in Hollywood, meeting his favorite directors during the awards season, interpretations of the ending and the title, and more. Get tickets for Parasite here, including the new black-and-white version:

In Bong Joon Ho’s exhilarating new film, a threadbare family of four struggling to make ends meet gradually hatches a scheme to work for, and as a result infiltrate, the wealthy household of an entrepreneur, his seemingly frivolous wife, and their troubled kids. How they go about doing this—and how their best-laid plans spiral out to destruction and madness—constitutes one of the wildest, scariest, and most unexpectedly affecting movies in years, a portrayal of contemporary class resentment that deservedly won the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or. As with all of this South Korean filmmaker’s best works, Parasite is both rollicking and ruminative in its depiction of the extremes to which human beings push themselves in a world of unending, unbridgeable economic inequality. A NEON release.

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