Let the #BongHive expand. After his globe-trotting, multi-lingual adventure Okja, Bong Joon-ho returned solely to South Korea for his follow-up, the smaller-scale Parasite, which packed a great deal of mysterious ahead of its Cannes premiere. It turned out to exceed even our highest of expectations, earning the Palme d’Or and near-unanimous praise. NEON smartly picked up prior to its premiere and now have released the first trailer ahead of an October release.
Starring Song Kang-Ho, Lee Sun-Kyun, Cho Yeo-Jeong, Choi Woo-Shik, and Park So-Dam, the story follows two families from different classes in an examination of the social stratification in the director’s native South Korea. Giovanni Marchini Camia said in our Cannes review, “With the terrific Parasite, Bong has crafted an angry, genre-inflected social allegory that in many ways functions as a Korean analog to Jordan Peele’s Us. A far superior craftsman than Peele, Bong is perhaps the contemporary master of entertaining, intelligent and resolutely political cinema. In our age of assembly line blockbusters, he’s a veritable treasure.”
See the trailer below.
Parasite opens on October 11.