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Parasite” dives into the crushing reality of classism, social status and capitalism, whilst keeping you on edge for an adrenaline induced ride and it’s nothing short of thrilling. The film follows a united family who are mere victims of circumstance, lacking neither talent nor skill, but are simply deprived of opportunity. The narrative balances a dramatic but subtle shift between genres and refuses to shy away from exploring the extreme lengths a human is willing to go to fulfil their motive. This leaves you to question how far the lines of morality can be blurred and is arguably what makes the film resonate on an emotional level.

There is a line and it cannot be crossed. A notable aspect which I enjoyed was the bold and abstract visuals which coincide with the depth of the movie’s underlying theme of social satire. The well-crafted use of minimalism through level juxtaposition and leading lines are refined yet striking, as the diverse opposing household settings pine for metaphorical presence within every frame. As you are faced with the emotional turmoil of two families whose worlds collide, “Parasite” challenges you to think in a new light about everyday life and the lives of those who surround you. Believe the hype.

photo of asfah at bouche video production company in London

Parasite (2019)

Director: Bong Joon Ho

My Rating: ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭

Asfah Chughtai