+ Q&A with Bong Joon-ho
Bong Joon-ho’s Palme d’Or winning black comedy is both narrative rollercoaster and gripping study of inequality.
South Korea 2019
Dir Bong Joon-ho
With Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik, Park So-dam
Courtesy of Curzon Artificial Eye
Winner of the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, this brilliant black comedy from Bong Joon-ho (Okja, Snowpiercer) follows the Kim family as they struggle to survive on the breadline. When a friend offers Ki-Woo the chance of a tutoring job at the lavish home of the Park family the Kims’ luck starts to change, and soon his sister, mother and father are also ingratiating themselves into the lives of their affluent employers. Both a piercing commentary on inequality and a twisty narrative rollercoaster ride, you’ll be gripped throughout this compelling and expertly-crafted gem.
Tickets £15, concs £12 (Members pay £2 less) on sale Thu 28 Nov to BFI Patrons and Champions from 11:30, to BFI Members from 12:30 and to the public from 16:00.