Day School: An Introduction to South Korean Cinema and the World of Bong Joon-ho

Parasite (South Korea, 2019)

Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax

Saturday 22 February, 10.30am – 4.30pm

Tutor: Roy Stafford

Our next Day School takes us to Square Chapel Arts Centre in Halifax, where we will take advantage of their screening programme to offer you an introduction to the South Korean cinema and the world of director Bong Joon-ho.

It is quite a while since we looked at South Korean cinema, which re-emerged as a vibrant industry towards the end of the 1990s with a large number of ‘blockbusters’ of different kinds in the domestic market.

Although these were recognised by festivals and fans of East Asian cinema, it wasn’t really until the major Korean directors made films in English that their films became better known in the UK. But it’s the Korean language films that are the best and you might remember The Handmaiden by Park Chan-wook in 2017. 

Parasite by Bong Joon-ho won the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 2019 and has been a massive success in both France and North America with 6 Oscar nominations. We will look back at a range of Bong films from different genres, but always with his signature focus on the concept of family and the development of a social commentary.

The usual ticket prices of £18 and £12 concessions apply for this event and includes a full screening of the film Parasite, likely to become the biggest box-office foreign language film of 2020.

Square Chapel is very close to Halifax Railway Station and not far from the Bus Station. There are several car parks not far away and the venue has a bar/café/restaurant.

Please note: You must book your tickets for this event direct from the Square Chapel website.

If you can’t book online, or have any queries about the venue, you can contact the box office on 01422 349 422.

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