HOUSE OF HUMMINGBIRD – Review by Diane Carson

South Korean filmmaker Bora Kim’s House of Hummingbird burrows convincingly and completely into the psychological and emotional world of a lonely fourteen-year-old girl who, like the country, stands on the verge of change. The film’s young star, Ji-hu Park, observes, processes, and reveals her deepest thoughts and emotions through her eyes.

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WOMAN ON THE BEACH – Review by Diane Carson

South Korean director Sang-soo Hong observes a romantically involved couple and a friend in an isolated location, as they reveal their inner selves. What at first seems a microscopic study has universal implications about attempts to forge complex human connections despite a myriad of psychological and emotional complications.

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AWFJ EDA Award 2019, Best Film: PARASITE – Review by Diane Carson

South Korean director Joon-ho Bong’s Parasite lives up to its name, meaning that it feeds off several film genres while remaining impressively unique. As with his earlier works (The Host, Mother, Snowpiercer, and Okja), Bong embeds a biting social critique in a dynamic narrative with unexpected risks and satisfying surprises. In Parasite, social inequality and class collision take center stage.

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PARASITE – Review by Susan Granger

When South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival it didn’t surprise those who were dazzled by his post-apocalyptic “Snowpiercer” (2013) and fantastical “Okja” (2017). His newest venture explores the dynamics between two families at opposite ends of the economic spectrum in Seoul, combining crime drama, black comedy and dark social satire as their disparate worlds collide.

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PARASITE – Review by Diane Carson

South Korean director Joon-ho Bong’s Parasite lives up to its name, meaning that it feeds off several film genres while remaining impressively unique. As with his earlier works (The Host, Mother, Snowpiercer, and Okja), Bong embeds a biting social critique in a dynamic narrative with unexpected risks and satisfying surprises. In Parasite, social inequality and class collision take center stage.

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