Parasite (2019)
aka Gisaengchung
First screened in October 2019 / Most recently screened in November 2019
Director: Bong Joon-ho. Cast: Choi Woo-sik, Park So-dam, Song Kang-ho, Chang Hyae-jin, Jo Yeo-jeong, Lee Sun-kyun, Jung Ji-so, Jung Hyun-jun, Lee Jeong-eun, Park Myeong-hoon, Park Seo-joon, Park Keun-rok, Ahn Seong-bong. Screenplay: Bong Joon-ho and Won Han Jin.

Twitter Capsule: Limns central class conflict with subtle interrogations of each side. Tight script, until coda. Snazzy design. Ace cast.

VOR:   Fingers so tight on the pulse of modern class conflicts they're practically a fist. Sharp, too, on gender. Virtuoso staging, with risky escalation.



Photo © 2019 Neon/CJ Entertainment/Barunson E&A

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–

(in October 2019: B)


Awards:
Cannes Film Festival: Palme d'or (Best Film); Vulcain Prize Special Mention (Lee Ha-jun, production designer)

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