BARKING DOGS NEVER BITE
MEMORIES OF MURDER
Bong Joon-ho’s first feature is a darkly comedic work. An academic frustrated by barking dogs takes matters into his own hands, while a local woman decides to investigate a rash of missing dogs.
This dark crime procedural follows a group of detectives desperate to solve a case. The harrowing mystery incorporates ghostly elements of folklore alongside a harsh geopolitical critique.
Director Bong Joon-ho South Korea | 2000 | 110 mins
MON 21 OCT 7pm
Director Bong Joon-ho South Korea | 2003 | 131 mins
WED 23 OCT 7.30pm
Bong’s third film, a monster movie epic, observes a dysfunctional family forced to fend off a creature borne from the polluted Han River. Notable for its darkly comic atmosphere and for cementing Bong’s international reputation.
After the exceptionally successful The Host, Bong returned to the procedural, seen now through a single mother’s persistent attempts to prove the innocence of her son, accused of a brutal murder.
When an unemployed family’s son is given the potential to tutor a wealthy family, he lies and forges his way in. Slowly the entire unemployed family also begins to ingrain themselves. Winner Palme d’Or at Cannes 2019.
Director Bong Joon-ho South Korea | 2006 | 120 mins
MON 28 OCT 7pm
Director Bong Joon-ho South Korea | 2009 | 129 mins
WED 30 OCT 7pm
Director Bong Joon-ho South Korea | 2019 | 132 mins
SAT 19 OCT 6.30pm TUE 5 NOV 10.45am
The 2019 edition of OzAsia Festival, Adelaide’s boundary-pushing contemporary international arts festival.