Parasites will be shown on television this Friday (3), at 9:30 pm, on the TVCine Top channel. Bong Joon-ho's production won numerous nominations in this last award season, having been Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
At the Oscars, the South Korean film made history by winning the award for Best Film, a category that competed with, among others, Once Upon a Time in … Hollywood, by Quentin Tarantino, and The Irishman, by Martin Scorcese. He also received the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Film, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.
At the Golden Globes, it was recognized with the award for Best Foreign Film – the first time that a South Korean film has accomplished this feat. Bong Joon-ho left in his speech, upon receiving this award, a lesson for the world of cinema: “Once the subtitles barrier is overcome, you will see many incredible films”.
The shock of different realities
The story of the acclaimed film begins with a South Korean family, with both parents unemployed. They live in a small basement, maintained with small jobs that they do from time to time. Everything can change, however, when the son, Ki-woo, is appointed by a friend to explain English to a girl, Da-hye, from a wealthy family.
Little by little, Ki-woo and his family see that family as a chance for survival – and the situation gets out of hand.
Bong Joon-ho is also known for the films The Host – The Creature, Memories of Murder, Mother – A Unique Force and Snowpiercer – Express of Tomorrow.
Parasitas is another black comedy in the director's filmography, showing the collision of different social classes even in small visual details of the work.