Bong Joon-ho is one of the most exciting, vibrant, and downright fun directors working today. He has shown the ability to take what could be simple subjects and elevate them to greatness through his storytelling, visuals, and original concepts. Returning to Korea for his latest work, Parasite, he has proven once again his ability to tackle deeply troubling concepts in a way uniquely his own.
Set in Korea, Parasitefeels like a story anyone, from any walk of life, could relate to. The bitter class divide is a concept that has been tackled in cinema for years, but it has never felt more real. Bong Joon-ho paints a world where everyone is ultimately out for themselves, working to exploit their fellow man, as a way to step up from the troubles of their own lives.
Parasite is a brilliant take on an age-old story, that exemplifies Bong Joon-ho’s ability to take tried and tested concepts and flipping them to make something wholly unique.
Brendan has over a decade working as a journalist and EIC. He has covered festivals and conferences, writen and interviewed about the industries the biggest names, and is always excited to see how the medium changes with new technology and fresh voices.