On September 2, 2020

‘Parasite’ marks return of movies to Heald Auditorium

Saturday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m.—LUDLOW— FOLA’s first film since the Covid-19 pandemic started will feature the award-winning South Korean film, “Parasite.” It will be screened in the Heald Auditorium at Ludlow Town Hall on Saturday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m..

“Parasite” is a 2019 South Korean black comedy thriller film directed by Bong Joon-ho, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Han Jin-won. It follows the members of a poor family who scheme to become employed by a wealthy family by infiltrating their household and posing as unrelated, highly qualified individuals.

“Parasite” premiered at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, where it became the first South Korean film to win the Palme d’Or. The film is considered by many critics to be the best film of 2019 and one of the best of the 2010s. It is also the 42nd highest rated film of all time on Metacritic. It grossed over $264 million worldwide on a production budget of about $11 million, becoming the highest-grossing South Korean film.

The movie is free and open to everyone; donations are appreciated. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, masks and social distancing are required. FOLA will supply water. For information, call 802-228-3238.

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