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Photo: Yeo-jeong Jo in Parasite

PARASITE

Winner, Palme d’Or, 2019 Cannes Film Festival
Rated R
Directed by Joon-ho Bong | In Korean with English subtitles
Starring Kang-ho Song, Yeo-jeong Jo, So-dam Park
132 min | Comedy/Drama/Thriller | 2019

November 18–21

MONNo showing
TUE7:30
WED7:30
THU2:007:30

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 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. By turns darkly hilarious and heart-wrenching, Parasite showcases a modern master at the top of his game. —Neon

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