MASTERS, Retrospective: Bong Joon-ho
“Thanks to his masterful direction, Bong Joon-ho’s relevant political messages unwrap in thought provoking but also highly entertaining form. He calls it “a comedy without clowns and a tragedy without villains“. Class struggle becomes an accelerating power pushing the narrative towards the explosive pay off.” (Aistė Račaitytė)
Ki–Taek family may be strong as a fist, but they live in a cramped basement, surrounded by poverty and no future ahead of them. On the other end of the city, the family of powerful businessman Park leads a prosperous life in their luxurious villa. After an unexpected stroke of luck the eldest son of Ki-Taek takes on a role of a private tutor for Park’s teenage daughter. It gives birth to a selfish plan that should end family’s struggle. Wild chain of events will intertwine the lives of two families for ever.
The 25th Vilnius IFF invites viewers to celebrate its anniversary at the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre with four special screenings on March 21–22.
Country – South Korea
Dialogues – Korean
Subtitles – Lithuanian, English