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The Sheffield culture guide written by in-the-know locals


Mon. 3 February 2020

Fri. 7 February 2020 — Thu. 13 February 2020


Bong Joon-ho is a South Korean film director who has garnered international acclaim with films such as Okja, Snowpiercer, The Host and Memories of Murder. Now, he brings his singular mastery to his latest feature, Parasite, a pitch-black social satire.

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. A symbiotic relationship forms between the two households; as each member of the Kim family individually provides "indispensable" luxury services to the wealthy Parks – as they cook, clean, tutor and chauffeur – while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household.

Soon the whole family has infiltrated the Park family home, but as their deception unravels, events begin to spiral out of control in ways that you simply cannot imagine.

Winner of the Palme d'Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, and a firm contender as we head into awards season, Parasite is a phenomenal, suspense-filled social satire exploring the class divide while delivering pitch-black humour.

This genre-bending film has become one of the most talked about films of recent years.

Special preview:
Monday 3 February, with a live satellite Q&A with director Bong Joon Ho – book now

On general release from 7th February – book now

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