It’s being hailed as one of the great films of our time, and needless to say it was our pleasure to sit down with Korean auteur Bong Joon Ho on Parasite – director of the Palme d’Or winning, BAFTA winning and hopefully soon-to-be Oscar winning, Parasite.
Speaking in his native tongue, our interview was conducted with an off-screen translator, as we discuss this indelible piece of modern filmmaking. Director Bong talks about his experiences working with leading man Song Kang Ho, and touches upon the ingrained socio-political undercurrent in this feature film. He also comments on the current state of Korean cinema, and just how much it meant to win the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
Watch the full interview below:
Greed and class discrimination threaten the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan.
Parasite is released in cinemas on February 7th