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PARASITE (GISAENGCHUNG) (2019)
NAME OF FILM: PARASITE (GISAENGCHUNG) (2019)
DIRECTOR(S): Bong Joon-ho
STARRING: Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Jo
GENRE: Comedy Film
SYNOPSIS: In Bong Joon-ho’s exhilarating new film, a threadbare family of four struggling to make ends meet gradually hatches a scheme to work for, and as a result infiltrate, the wealthy household of an entrepreneur, his seemingly frivolous wife, and their troubled kids. How they go about doing this—and how their best-laid plans spiral out to destruction and madness—constitutes one of the wildest, scariest, and most unexpectedly affecting movies in years, a portrayal of contemporary class resentment that deservedly won the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or. As with all of this South Korean filmmaker’s best works, Parasite is both rollicking and ruminative in its depiction of the extremes to which human beings push themselves in a world of unending, unbridgeable economic inequality.
Palm Springs Film Festival announced 2020 juried award winners with the Prize for Best International Feature Film going to the Russian film Beanpole.
Austin Film Critics Association announced the 2019 awards, with Parasite winning Best Film, Best Director for Bong Joon-Ho and Best Foreign Language Film.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced the nominations for the EE British Academy Film Awards in 2020 lead by Joker with 11 nominations.
Latino Entertainment Journalists Association announced the nominations for the second Latino Entertainment Film Awards. Nominees include “Monos,” “Parasite,” and “The Two Popes.”
Writers Guild announced nominations for outstanding achievement in screenwriting during 2019. Films include Booksmart, Marriage Story, and Parasite.
Awkwafina made history at the 2020 Golden Globes on Sunday, becoming the first woman of Asian descent to win Best Actress in a Motion Picture.
The American Film Institute celebrated the 2019 AFI Awards honorees including best films of 2019, at an invite-only luncheon in Beverly Hills. (PHOTOS)
Parasite swept the top honors, and Bull won the Texas Independent Film Award at the Houston Film Critics Society’s 13th Annual Movie Awards.
The 2020 Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced the lineup, which will open with the U.S. premiere of Shelly Love’s A Bump Along the Way.
Portrait of a Lady on Fire and Parasite lead the film nominations for the Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics’ 11th Dorian Awards.
The National Society of Film Critics voted the South Korean film PARASITE as Best Film of 2019 along with Best Screenplay for Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won.