Okja 2017 M

3.00PM Sat 12 May 2018 (2hrs)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

For 10 idyllic years, young Mija (An Seo Hyun) has been caretaker and constant companion to Okja – a massive animal and an even bigger friend – at her home in the mountains of South Korea. But that changes when a family-owned multinational conglomerate Mirando Corporation takes Okja for themselves and transports her to New York, where image obsessed and self-promoting CEO Lucy Mirando (Tilda Swinton) has big plans for Mija's dearest friend. With no particular plan but single-minded in intent, Mija sets out on a rescue mission, but her already daunting journey quickly becomes more complicated when she crosses paths with disparate groups of capitalists, demonstrators and consumers, each battling to control the fate of Okja. Deftly blending genres, humour, poignancy and drama, Bong Joon Ho begins with the gentlest of premises – the bond between man and animal – and ultimately creates a distinct and layered vision of the world that addresses the animal inside us all.

CREDITS

ARRIRAW TRANSFERRED TO DCP, COLOUR, DOLBY ATMOS, 120 MINUTES, SOUTH KOREA/UNITED STATES, ENGLISH/KOREAN/SPANISH / DIRECTOR: JOON-HO BONG / SCRIPT: JOON-HO BONG, JON RONSON / CINEMATOGRAPHER: DARIUS KHONDJI / EDITORS: MEEYEON HAN, JIN-MO YANG / PRODUCTION DESIGNERS: HA-JUN LEE, KEVIN THOMPSON / MUSIC: JAEIL JUNG / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: NETFLIX

M | Mature themes, coarse language and violence