Parasite just dominated the Oscars by becoming the first non-English film in history to win Best Picture. And it’s about bloody time.
Parasite is a South Korean black comedy that follows an impoverished family living in banjiha, a semi-basement in Seoul. The son, Ki-woo, poses as an English tutor to get a job with a wealthy family and soon the entire family swindles their way into employment in the house.
It’s two hours of pure tension that is offset by its darkly humorous moments and stunning cinematography. Just when you think it can twist any further… well let’s just you should get ready to strap in.
If you haven’t seen it yet, you need to. Right now.
The film is co-written and directed by Bong Joon Ho and also won the Best Director and Best Original Screenplay categories at the Oscars. It was up for six awards altogether.
Bong Joon Ho has an impressive back catalogue of films, but before Parasite was perhaps best known in the west for Snowpiercer and Okja.