Thursday, May 30, 2019

One Parasite To Rule Them All

We were already terribly monstrously enthusiastic about Bong Joon-ho's latest film called Parasite the minute we heard about it last January, so when it just played Cannes to the sort of ecstatic reviews most people save for the morning after a night spent with me, and then when it won the Palme d'Or, well, our enthusiasm went up up up and then up some more.

(Here is the first poster and the first trailer, although be forewarned that trailer has no subtitles yet.) And today comes word we're going to need all of that enthusiasm to sustain us for awhile, because Neon isn't releasing the movie until October. October 11th to be exact, which a reader pointed out to me is right smack dab in the middle of the New York Film Festival -- it'd be super if they can get Bong in town for that!

Anyway if you'd like the newly released synopsis of the film and a whole slew more of new-to-me photographs from it to boot I'll put them all after the jump...

"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 art therapist to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks give the Kims a way out of their shabby circumstances. But this new ecosystem is fragile, and soon enough greed and class prejudice threaten to upend the Kims’ newfound comfort."

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