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“Parasite:” Shooting Bong Joon Ho’s Social Thriller Through the Lens of Class Divide (Indiewire)

Cinematographer Hong Kyung-pyo explains how the lighting itself helped convey the class divide at the heart of "Parasite"—from the amount of sunlight available in any given scene, to the types of indoor lighting that would realistically be used in a Korean semi-basement apartment.

The Kim Family (Woo-sik Choi, Kang-ho Song, Hye-jin Jang, So-dam Park) in ‘Parasite.’ Courtesy of NEON + CJ Entertainment.

“Bong Joon Ho’s Oscar-contending “Parasite” masterfully explores class divisions in Korea with voyeuristic delight. Watching the poor family leave their cramped semi-basement home to overtake the wealthy family’s exquisite mansion becomes a tragicomic exercise in the futility of aspiration.” Source: Indiewire

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Cinematographer Hong Kyung-pyo explains how the lighting itself helped convey the class divide at the heart of Parasite–from the amount of sunlight available in any given scene, to the types of indoor lighting that would realistically be used in a Korean semi-basement apartment.

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