Part of the series MoMA Contenders 2019

Parasite, with director Bong Joon-ho

Wednesday Dec 4, 2019 7:30 PM

Named by many as the film of the year, created by the possible "director of the century" (A.O. Scott), Bong Joon-ho's Palme d'Or winner has already smashed box office records around the world. More importantly, it has laid bare in an utterly compelling (and often hilarious) manner the corrupt reality of late-stage capitalism. Focusing on the divisions and connections between two Korean families on opposite sides of the rich/poor social divide, Parasite attempts and lands more tone shifts than should be artistically possible in one film. The results are breathtaking, as are the modernist production designs that set the stage for the definitive cinematic parable of our time.

Parasite. 2019. South Korea. Directed by Bong Joon-ho. Written by Bong and Jon Won-han. With Song Kang-ho, Choi Woo-sik, Park So-dam. 132 min.

A Q&A with director Bong Joon-ho to follow.

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MoMA Contenders 2019 is organized by The Museum of Modern Art, New York. This film program is organized by Rajendra Roy, the Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film, and Sean Egan, Senior Producer, Film Exhibitions and Projects, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
The Hammer Museum’s presentation is made possible by The Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.
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