BEATS Cinema is proud to present a special screening of Parasite followed by a panel discussion with special guests.
The panel will dive into the themes of capitalism, inequality and class divide that the film touches upon, and discuss the film’s impact for the East Asian community. Guests include playwright and filmmaker In-Sook Chappell, Hyun Jin Cho, the Film Curator at Korean Cultural Centre and London Korean Film Festival, and Elaine Wong, the Short Programme Advisor at BFI London Film Festival.
About the film:
Nominated for Best Film at the Academy Awards and winner of the Palme d’Or, director Bong Joon-ho reminds us that he is one of the world’s most talented and entertaining directors with this hilarious, scathing, thrilling and utterly unique film.
The Kim family are close. All four live in a tiny basement flat and all four are unemployed. But when the son, Ki-woo, is recommended by his friend to take a well-paid tutoring job, hopes of a regular income blossom on the horizon. There’s only one problem: he’s not a qualified teacher and has to fake it. Carrying the expectations of all his family, Ki-woo heads to the extravagant Park family home for an interview, and, after securing the job, discovers they also need an art tutor for their son – something he thinks his sister could pretend to do… if they don’t know she’s his sister. Soon the whole family has infiltrated the Park home, but as their deception unravels, events get increasingly out of hand in ways you simply cannot imagine.
(BEATS is a not-for-profit organisation which has a special interest in promoting East Asian cinema. One of our means of achieving change is by directing the spotlight and mobilising the public to generate critical en masse support to key cultural events that act as catalysts for equality and representation for East Asians.)