Athens International Film Festival

Parasite (Opening Film)

19/09/19, 22:00, DANAOS 1

A poor and a filthy-rich family co-exist  in an exceptionally unexpected way in the latter’s luxurious house, in what is a diabolical mix of slapstick comedy, social allegory and thriller by the director of “Snowpiercer” and “The Host”, who was justly honored with the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and is expected to receive many Academy Award nominations.


S. KOREA | 2019 | COLOR | DCP | 132' | KOREAN

Two families of four, one very poor, one nouveau riche, ‘coexist’ in the luxurious mansion of the latter in an extremely unexpected way. That’s all you need to know to enter this exemplary black comedy/thriller by Bong Joon-Ho, worthy winner at Cannes. After all, as the Korean director of ‘Snowpiercer’, ‘The Host’ and ‘Memories of Murder’ has himself admitted, the less you know about ‘Parasite’, the more you will enjoy its surprises.

At the same time, Bong keeps touching upon social issues of universal interest through popular film genres, thus creating a masterful class allegory, based on a hilarious script, an endless source of black humour and a great sense of cinematic rhythm. N.S.

DIRECTOR: Bong Joon-ho
SCREENWRITERS: Bong Joon-ho, Han Jin-won
DoP: Hong Kyung-pyo
MUSIC: Jung Jae-il
EDITOR: Yang Jin-mo
PRINCIPAL CAST: Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-Shik, Park So-dam

BONG JOON-HO
50 year-old South Korean director and screenwriter. He studied at the Korean Film Academy. ‘Host’ and ‘Snowpiercer’ rank among the most commercial films of his country. He is the first Korean to be awarded the
Palme D’ Or.

FILMOGRAPHY
2019 Parasite
2017 Okja
2013 Snowpiercer
2009 Mother
2006 The Host
2003 Memories of Murder
2000 Barking Dogs Never Bite



        : Festival Darlings

        TWILIGHT'S KISS / SUK SUK

        TWILIGHT'S KISS / SUK SUK

        24/9/2020, 19:30, ANESIS

        MARTIN EDEN

        MARTIN EDEN

        24/9/2020, 21:00, STELLA

        NOMADLAND (Opening Film)

        NOMADLAND (Opening Film)

        24/9/2020, 22:15, AEGLI ZAPPIOU

        SAVE YOURSELVES!

        SAVE YOURSELVES!

        24/9/2020, 22:15, RIVIERA
        28/9/2020, 23:00, TRIANON
        4/10/2020, 19:45, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE

        CICADA

        CICADA

        26/9/2020, 22:30, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE
        3/10/2020, 19:45, TRIANON

         THERE IS NO EVIL / SHEYTAN VOJUD NADARAD

        THERE IS NO EVIL / SHEYTAN VOJUD NADARAD

        26/9/2020, 22:30, ANESIS

        BLACK BEAR

        BLACK BEAR

        26/9/2020, 22:30, TRIANON
        4/10/2020, 22:45, ANESIS

        ARE WE LOST FOREVER

        ARE WE LOST FOREVER

        26/9/2020, 22:30, ATHINAIA

         SHIRLEY

        SHIRLEY

        26/9/2020, 22:45, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
        30/9/2020, 20:00, STELLA
        4/10/2020, 22:45, RIVIERA

        THE EVENING HOUR

        THE EVENING HOUR

        27/9/2020, 22:30, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE
        2/10/2020, 22:30, TRIANON

        ONLY THE ANIMALS / SEULES LES BÊTES

        ONLY THE ANIMALS / SEULES LES BÊTES

        28/9/2020, 19:30, RIVIERA

        ONE OF THESE DAYS

        ONE OF THESE DAYS

        28/9/2020, 21:00, STELLA
        4/10/2020, 23:00, TRIANON

        INSTINCT

        INSTINCT

        29/9/2020, 22:30, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
        1/10/2020, 19:30, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE

        FAREWELL AMOR

        FAREWELL AMOR

        30/9/2020, 19:30, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
        3/10/2020, 19:45, STELLA

        DINNER IN AMERICA

        DINNER IN AMERICA

        2/10/2020, 22:15, ATHINAIA
        4/10/2020, 19:45, RIVIERA

        MINAMATA

        MINAMATA

        3/10/2020, 19:30, ATHINAIA

        UNDINE (Closing Film)

        UNDINE (Closing Film)

        3/10/2020, 20:30, AEGLI ZAPPIOU
        3/10/2020, 22:30, RIVIERA

        HOPE / HÅP

        HOPE / HÅP

        3/10/2020, 22:15, ANESIS

        AMMONITE

        AMMONITE

        4/10/2020, 19:30, AEGLI ZAPPIOU