Never before has a film won the best Foreign Language Oscar AND Best Picture. Let alone Best Screenplay and Best Director. If you have not yet seen the undeniable, undisputed best film of 2019, do so right now. Beautiful, thrilling, funny, insightful and truly unique, audiences young and old agree, this is the movie to watch.
Ki-taek’s family of four is close, but all are unemployed and the future looks bleak. However, when the son, Ki-woo is recommended by a fellow university student friend for a well-paid tutoring job, hope spawns for a regular income. Carrying the expectations of the family, Ki-woo arrives at the house of Mr. Park, the owner of a global IT firm, where he meets Yeon-kyo, the lady of the house. The job interview is a success and soon Ki-woo begins work. But very soon, following this first meeting between the two families, an unstoppable string of mishaps lies in wait …
If you want to further explore the films of Bong Joon Ho and other Korean masters check out the list of recommendations below. ALL are vouched for by the Alamo Drafthouse programming team.
“A film that always has two thoughts in its head at once, a spectacular epic and tightly wound chamber piece, chicly sophisticated, brutal as a hammer.” — Danny Leigh, Financial Times