Parasite: Black and White (15)
Playing at The Theatre
Sun 15th Nov
Bong Joon Ho, 132 mins. In Korean with English subtitles.
After its extraordinary success in Cannes and at the Oscars, Golden Globes and BAFTAs, Bong Joon Ho’s brilliant Palme d’Or-winner returns to Chippy in this special black-and-white version. The transfer was meticulously overseen by the director and offers the lustrous contrasts of monochrome.
The Kims are living a marginal life when their son fakes his way into becoming the English tutor for the ultra-wealthy Park family. Soon all four of the family members have roles in their hyper-stylish modern home, having used every dirty trick in the book. But the house hides secrets that are way outside the Kim's scheme.
Parasite is what happens when the have-nots have their day. A deliciously fun poisoned cocktail of dark humour, social satire and perfect set pieces, this gripping thriller is a sensational experience that keeps surprising to its last drop.
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“A Miracle of a Film” ***** Empire