Blog Dig Deeper Into Parasite

Posted November 8, 2019

“Parasite has been the talk of the programming department since we all saw it in August (one of us at TIFF in September) and we’re thrilled the film and its director—longtime friend of the Burns, Bong Joon Ho—are receiving such overwhelming acclaim. It’s one of those rare films that masterfully shifts between wide-ranging tones and themes, all while maintaining Director Bong’s bold vision. This film is so rich in experience, you’ll find plenty to chew on in the insightful reviews, interviews, and more in this round up.”
—Special Events Coordinator Nicole Klein and Programming Administrator Saidah Russell

Since winning the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in May, Parasite has been one of the most buzzed-about and anticipated films of the year. It’s been thrilling to share the film with you and see the enthusiastic reception from JBFC audiences.

The film community can’t stop thinking, writing, and talking about this exceptional movie, and if you love Parasite as much as we do, here are some links to help you dive deeper into the material.

Los Angeles Times Review from Justin Chang

Learn about Parasite’s Set Design

Anatomy of a Scene with Filmmaker Bong Joon-ho

Vanity Fair Interview with Filmmaker Bong Joon-ho

The Film Stage Podcast

Film Comment Podcast

In 2015, Bong Joon-ho was an Artist-in-Residence at the JBFC. Enjoy a clip from his Q&A with Senior Programmer Andrew Jupin and producer Dooho Choi.



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