TIFF 2019—PARASITE

  (left to right) Kim Ki-woo (Woo-sik Choi), Kim Ki-taek (Kang-ho Song), Kim Chung-sook as Hyae Jin Chang (Hye-jin Jang), and Kim Ki-jung (So-dam Park) in Parasite (2019)

In this Palme d'Or-winning thriller, Joon-ho Bong continues his expansive, international career with a movie that returns to his home country. On the heels of Snowpiercer (2013) and Okja (2017), Parasite provides an exciting blend of genres with plenty of suspense. As we follow the unemployed Ki-taek family, they take a peculiar interest in the wealthy and charismatic Park family for their contrasting livelihood, until they get entangled in an unexpected and shocking incident.

The air was full of excitement and anticipation as an eager line wrapped around the block to get into the Scotiabank theatre for the screening of Parasite, one of the first movies to exhibit at TIFF ’19.

Regal fans should prepare to experience the gambit of emotions as Joon-ho Bong weaves us through this unique and heart-pounding story. Parasite beautifully displays ordinary people who fall into an extraordinary situation. As Joon-ho Bong describes this movie, it’s “a comedy without clowns and a tragedy without villains.”

Parasite
(left to right) Park Dong-ik (Sun-kyun Lee) and Park Yeon-kyo (Yeo-jeong Jo) in Parasite (2019) (courtesy of TIFF)

Immerse yourself in this tragicomedy that will have you on the edge of your seat, and experience the groundbreaking Parasite when it comes to select Regal theatres starting October 18th.

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