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CANCELLED: Hull Independent Cinema: PARASITE
March 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm£5 – £7
This screening is cancelled following the government advice re COVID-19. See here for more details.
There may be a small number of standby tickets available on the door on a first-come, first-served basis. The ticket desk opens at 7pm – please do not arrive before that time. The size of the standby queue will be strictly limited and we cannot guarantee that any tickets will be available.
Bong Joon Ho | 2019 | South Korea | Cert 15 | 132 min | Korean with English subtitles
The Parks are a picture of aspirational wealth; the Kims are rich in smarts but not much else. By chance, they are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity as a symbiotic relationship forms between the families. When an interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage battle for dominance breaks out.
Bong Joon Ho brings his work home to Korea in this pitch-black modern fairytale. 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.
An urgent, brilliantly layered look at timely social themes, PARASITE finds writer-director Bong Joon Ho in total command of his craft.
Starring Song Kang Ho, Lee Sun Kyun, Choi Woo Sik, Park So Dam.
Awards and Reviews
Winner, Palme d’Or – Cannes Film Festival; Winner of five Korean Blue Dragon Awards; Winner, Best International Film – British Independent Film Awards
“Bong is on brilliant form; unmistakeably, roaringly furious and it registers because the target is so deserving, so enormous.” Jessica Klang, Variety
“This is a dazzling work, gripping from beginning to end, full of big bangs and small wonders.” Dave Calhoun, Time Out
“This is a filmmaker in total control of his craft.” Ed Potton, The Times
PARASITE is rated 15. Visit the BBFC website for full details (may include plot spoilers).
The venue is open all day, so why not come along early to grab a drink and a snack?
The programme run time includes an allowance for introductions. While we will endeavour to accommodate latecomers, this may not always be possible. Please note that we reserve the right to refuse entry, without a refund, to anyone arriving after the advertised start time.
Tickets terms and conditions
If any tickets remain unsold they can be purchased on the door on the night of the screening, but we strongly advise buying in advance. Advance tickets must be purchased; we cannot reserve tickets. Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.
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