Director Joon-ho Bong is definitely on the same level of storytelling with directing greats like Quentin Tarantino and Steven Spielberg.
With a perfect 100 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes from 120 critics and a 92 Metascore, Parasite is an early Oscar conversation with its direction and storytelling of original work.
The film already has a big nudge after winning the Audience Award at Fantastic Fest and the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
Bong Joon Ho’s masterful storytelling blends in a social commentary of classes between the rich and the poor. He expertly blends the film in a way that there are no real villains and the audience manages to achieve empathy for every character in a certain way.
The film stars Kang-ho Song, Yeo-jeong Jo, So-dam Park, Woo-sik Choi and Sun-kyun Lee. The film is directed by Bong Joon Ho, who has also directed marvelous films like Okja, Snowpiercer and The Host.
Here’s the official synopsis:
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 therapist, to the Pars. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks.
Neon Pictures will release Parasite in theaters on October 11.
LRM Online covered the Los Angeles special premiere presentation of Parasite in Hollywood. We spoke exclusively with director Bong Joon Ho about this film and being compared with other great storytellers. We also talked with a couple of guests on the carpet.
Watch the exclusive red carpet interviews below.
Source: LRM Online exclusive