Okja

Showings

Film Info
Series:Bong Hits
Run Time:121 min
Release Year:2017
Country:South Korea
Genre:Drama/Science Fiction
Sponsored By:Sushi Hana
Original Language:English/Korean
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Bong Joon Ho
Cast Members:An Seo Hyun, Tilda Swinton, paul Dano, Steven Yeun, Jake Gyllenhaal

Description

Master genre exploder Bong Joon Ho swirls pathos, dark satire, action, and horror into an exhilarating twenty-first-century fairy tale. An all-star cast including Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Steven Yeun, and Jake Gyllenhaal is led by An Seo Hyun as Mija, a South Korean girl growing up on an Edenic mountainside with her grandfather and best friend: Okja, a giant, empathetic “superpig” created as part of a secret GMO experiment. When Okja is abruptly torn away from her, Mija embarks on a perilous rescue mission that places her at the center of a sinister corporate conspiracy. While Bong’s trademark virtuosic set pieces dazzle, Okja’s beating heart is the connection between a girl and her superpig, made all the more poignant by the brilliant special effects that bring the animal star to unforgettable life.

Part of Bong Hits, a 5-film celebration of the work of contemporary Korean master Bong Joon Ho. Other titles in the series include Memories of Murder (May 4), Mother (May 8), Okja (May 18), and the Academy Award-winning Parasite (May 25).

Sponsored by Sushi Hana!