‘Parasite’ First Trailer: Bong Joon-ho’s Palme d’Or Winner Is a Darkly Funny Modern Fairy Tale

Beloved South Korean auteur Bong Joon-ho’s latest already has plenty to recommend it, from a boundary-busting Palme d’Or win at Cannes to a massive box office showing in the filmmaker’s home country and even inclusion on IndieWire’s own list of the best films of the decade. Next up: a fall festival run and a prime awards-season stateside release date. So what’s all the fuss about? Let the film’s first U.S. trailer explain, which unspools a tale of two families unlike anything you’ve seen before.

Billed as a “pitch-black modern fairytale,” the film follows two very different families who find themselves tangled up in a complex bond that is threatened by encroaching outside forces. While the Kim family has street smarts to spare, they’ve got little else to recommend them — but don’t tell the rich Park family that, who easily let
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