Director Bong Joon Ho Talks "Parasite"

Acclaimed director Bong Joon Ho joins the Radio Hour to discuss class relations and his latest movie, the Palme D'Or winner "Parasite."

By LARB Radio HourOctober 21, 2019

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    Co-hosts Kate Wolf and Medaya Ocher are joined by filmmaker, Bong Joon Ho, whose latest film is Parasite. Parasite has already gathered a wide range of acclaim, winning the Palme D’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and breaking specialty box office records. Bong joins us to discuss how he grew up, how he came up with the idea for the movie, and how he understands the relationship between the rich and the poor. Bong’s previous films include Mother (2009), Snowpiercer (2013), and Okja (2017).

    Also, Sarah M Broom, author of The Yellow House, returns to recommend The Emigrants by W.G. Sebald.

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    The LARB Radio Hour is hosted by Eric Newman, Medaya Ocher, and Kate Wolf.


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