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Sensory Cinema Presents: Parasite

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Sensory Cinema is back, teaming up with Michelin-Star chef Joël Watanabe of Kissa Tanto for an evening of food inspired by Bong Joon-Ho’s Academy-Award winning film, Parasite. Ram-Don is just the beginning. We’re taking some of the most memorable moments from the film and putting them on the plate. Expect a surprising tasting menu for an experiential screening that teases your tastebuds with sweet and savoury bites perfectly timed to on-screen moments, delivered to your seat by a friendly Sensory Cinema usher. With the added dimension of taste, this is an immersive cinematic experience.

The menu may include nuts, dairy, meat, gluten and alcohol. Due to the nature of this event, dietary substitutions will not be honored.

Sittings at 5:45PM & 8:30PM

About the film:
South Korean master filmmaker Bong Joon Ho (The Host, Memories of Murder) delivers an unpredictable comic suspense thriller with his Palme d’Or and Academy Award-winning film, Parasite. The Kims, a poor family of four, reside in a cramped basement apartment where they struggle to make ends meet, stealing nearby Wi-Fi signals and folding pizza boxes for a delivery joint to make money under the table. Sick of their underclass existence, they set their sights on the Parks, a rich family looking for an English tutor for their teenaged daughter. The crafty Kims plot and scheme, and soon infiltrate the affluent home one-by-one, each of them manipulating their way into household gigs without the Parks realizing that they’re related. However, once they’re settled in, things don’t go according to plan, and simmering class tensions are not so easily suppressed. Bong contrasts and skewers these two family units while casting a critical gaze at the system that pits them against one another. Darkly funny and palpably urgent, Parasite is a universal tale of economic disparity, social polarization, and human desperation that does not fit conveniently into any one simple category: it is a satire, tragedy, and allegory all at once and not least a supreme entertainment.

About Joël Watanabe:
As owner and head chef of the Michelin Star restaurant Kissa Tanto Watanabe knows his stuff when it comes to food. Greatly influenced by his diverse cultural background (Corsican grandfather, Japanese father, French-Canadian mother), Watanabe is often considered one of Canada’s best chefs winning Vancouver Magazine’s Chef of the Year Award in 2017.


Media Partner


Bong Joon Ho


Song Kang Ho, Lee Sun Kyun, Cho Yeo Jeong, Choi Woo Shik, Park So Dam, Lee Jung Eun, Chang Hyae Jin

Country of Origin

South Korea




In Korean with English subtitles


Academy Award for Best Picture

132 min

Book Tickets

Sunday June 18

5:45 pm
Hearing Assistance Subtitles
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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8:30 pm
Hearing Assistance Subtitles
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Executive Producer

Miky Lee


Kwak Sin Ae, Moon Yang Kwon, Jang Young Hwan


Bong Joon Ho, Han Jin Won


Hong Kyung Pyo


Yang Jinmo

Original Music

Jung Jae Il

Production Design

Lee Ha Jun