Chinook Film Group is back with its third film of 2020 with Parasite on March 18 at the Cochrane Movie House.
Parasite is a 2019 South Korean black comedy/thriller film directed by Bong Joon-ho, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Han Jin-won. It stars Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik, Park So-dam, and Jang Hye-jin and follows the members of a poor family who scheme to become employed by a wealthy family by infiltrating their household and posing as unrelated, highly qualified individuals.
Parasite premiered at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival on May 21, 2019, where it became the first South Korean film to win the Palme d'Or and the first film to win with a unanimous vote since Blue Is the Warmest Colour at the 2013 Festival. It was then released in South Korea by CJ Entertainment on May 30, 2019. The film received critical acclaim, with praise drawn towards its screenplay, Bong's direction, acting, social commentary, cinematography, editing, and production values, and has been featured in multiple listings of the best films of the 2010s. It has grossed over $236 million worldwide on a production budget of about $11 million, becoming one of the highest-grossing South Korean films.
Among its numerous accolades, Parasite won a leading four awards at the 92nd Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best International Feature Film. It became the first South Korean film to receive Academy Award recognition, as well as the first film, not in English, to win Best Picture. It also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film and the BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language while it became the first film not in English to win the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
Bong Joon Ho brings his work home to Korea in this pitch-black modern fairytale. Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist, to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide "indispensable" luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims' newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks.
Regular $10.00 tickets and dinner and a movie $25.00 tickets are now available at The Gentry Espresso and Wine Bar. There is a limit of only 34 tickets for the dinner and a movie combo.