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World Cinema Series: Parasite (South Korean)

World Cinema Series: Parasite (South Korean)

Come watch an award winning foreign film each month at the Library! 

This month we will be watching Parasite


Parasite (Korean: 기생충) is a 2019 South Korean dark comedy thriller film directed by Bong Joon-ho, who also wrote the film's story and co-wrote the screenplay with Han Jin-won. The film stars Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik, and Park So-dam, and follows the members of a poor household scheming to become employees of a much wealthier family by posing as unrelated, highly qualified individuals.

The film premiered at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival on 21 May 2019, where it became the first Korean film to win the Palme d'Or and the first film to do so with a unanimous vote since 2013's Blue Is the Warmest Colour. The film was then released in South Korea by CJ Entertainment on 30 May 2019. It received widespread acclaim from critics, with many ranking it among the best films of the 2010s. It has grossed $148 million worldwide so far, becoming Bong's highest-grossing release and the third highest-grossing film in South Korea.

At the 92nd Academy Awards, the film earned six nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best International Feature Film, making it the first South Korean film to be nominated in those categories. At the 77th Golden Globe Awards, the film won the award for Best Foreign Language Film. It received four nominations at the 73rd British Academy Film Awards. It also became the first non-English film to win the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

Thursday, February 27, 2020
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Middletown Free Library
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