BONG JOON-HO: BEFORE PARASITE
Get lost in the films of South Korean auteur and Palme d’Or winner Bong Joon-Ho with three enthralling double features, ranging from his early work to his recent sci-fi masterpieces, over three Wednesdays. You won’t want to leave his world.
All six films: $45 / $25 PFS Members
BONG JOON-HO | SOUTH KOREA, CZECH REPUBLIC | 2013 | 126 MIN | ENGLISH, KOREAN | 35MM
January 15 | 6:45 PM | Philadelphia Film Center
In an icy, post-apocalyptic 2031, a group of insurrectionaries lead a revolt on the train housing humanity’s last survivors.
BONG JOON-HO | SOUTH KOREA | 2009 | 129 MIN | KOREAN | 4K
January 15 | 9:30 PM | Philadelphia Film Center
This brilliant mix of family drama, crime thriller, and pitch-black comedy follows a widow who will stop at nothing to clear the name of her imprisoned son.
MEMORIES OF MURDER
BONG JOON-HO | SOUTH KOREA | 2003 | 132 MIN | KOREAN | 35MM
January 22 | 6:45 PM | Philadelphia Film Center
PAfter a series of grisly murders, two detectives realize they are in way over their heads as they potentially face South Korea’s first serial killer.
BONG JOON-HO | SOUTH KOREA | 2006 | 119 MIN | KOREAN | 35MM
January 22 | 9:30 PM | Philadelphia Film Center
A bumbling dad must save his daughter from a bloodthirsty, amphibious monster spawned from the polluted waters of Seoul’s Han River.
BONG JOON-HO | SOUTH KOREA, USA | 2017 | 121 MIN | R | ENGLISH, KOREAN | 35MM
January 29 | 6:45 PM | Philadelphia Film Center
Along with a fiery band of activists, a young girl tries to find and rescue her beloved genetically modified superpig from a nefarious corporation.
BARKING DOGS NEVER BITE
BONG JOON-HO | SOUTH KOREA | 2000 | 110 MIN | KOREAN | 35MM
January 29 | 9:30 PM | Philadelphia Film Center
An insufferable barking dog in a man’s apartment complex leads him to take drastic measures with unforeseen results in Bong Joon-ho’s wild debut.