Quite possibly the Event of the Year for South Korean cinema, “Parasite”, the new film by internationally acclaimed director Bong Joon-ho is eagerly anticipated by cinephiles across the world for a number of reasons. Not only does it see Bong return to his home country for the first time since 2009’s “Mother”, after two successive international productions in “Snowpiercer” and “Okja”, it also sees him reunite with his favourite leading man Song Kang-ho. Well, today we have our first official look at the film with the film’s poster and trailer being released.
While no official synopsis is out yet, the trailer seems to allude to the film commenting on the vast difference between the upper and lower class of South Korean society through the story of two families, one with Song Kang-ho as the father and his children portrayed by Choi Woo-sik and Park So-dam, while the other affluent family portrayed by Lee Sun-kyun and Jo Yeo-jung.
Watch the trailer below:
The trailer shows off Bong’s trademark dark humour as well as Hong Kyung-pyo’s wonderful cinematography, who worked with Bong on both “Snowpiercer” as well as the haunting “Mother”. The film, called a “family tragicomedy” in the trailer, is expected to be participating at Cannes Film Festival, with a South Korean release some point later next month.
The marketing team of the film also released an intriguing poster for the film earlier today, which can be viewed here: