Parasite (2019) is the new film by the South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho, director of Snowpiercer (2013) and Okja (2017). He won the Palme d’Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, becoming the first South Korean film to receive the award.
The film features performances by Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik, and Park So-dam. It tells the story of a poor family that, using cunning and lies, gradually becomes part of the workforce of another more privileged class family. Thus, the two families reach a difficult situation that defies the expectations of any spectator.
Parasite‘s particular humor lies in the powerful social satire of the subtext because it tells us a story with a very powerful social critique. Thanks to its thematic richness, the film slowly acquires the terrifying seriousness of the thriller and shows us situations that are as realistic as they are terrifying.
On the technical side, Parasite has been named by many as a masterpiece. The directing and cinematography displayed in the film show the passion that its creator has for the cinema, who strives to raise the aesthetic value of each shot and fill the scenes with visual motifs that tell their own story. Parasite is a celebration of cinema as an art form, a film that you should not miss.