Film Parasite

SG Film: Parasite

Date: Time: 19:30 Location: Auditorium (Aula), Cobbenhagen building, Tilburg University

Enjoy the best movies on the big screen of the auditorium. This academic year’s last screening will be of the South Korean black comedy thriller Parasite. The unemployed Kim family infiltrates the wealthy and glamorous Park family, through schemes and tricks.


Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Film Director: Bong Joon-ho
Starring: Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, and others
Language: Korean – Subtitles: English
Time: 19:30-21:35 hrs. Free entrance (no registration required). Entrance Cobbenhagen building: see below.

''This is so metaphorical.''

The Kim family is living in poverty and struggling to make ends meet. Through a stroke of luck, they infiltrate the affluent Park family's household by securing employment as their trusted household staff. As the Kim family becomes increasingly entangled in the lives of the Parks, a series of unexpected events and shocking revelations unfold.

The director Bong Joon-ho’s career received universal acclaim long before the release of Parasite, with films like Memories of Murder, Okja, and Snowpiercer becoming household names. Imagined as a play, Parasite explores themes of class conflict, social inequality, and wealth disparity through an absurd turn of events.


After premiering at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival and winning its top prize (the Palme d'Or), Parasite went on to become a global success. The film was praised by critics for its direction and screenplay. At the Academy Awards, it garnered 6 nominations, winning four, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best International Feature. With that, Parasite became the first non-English-language film to win Best Picture. It also holds the Guinness World Record for ‘Most Oscar wins for an international feature film’.

‘’As the third act grinds to a grim conclusion, the yawning social divisions cause the laughter to curdle into unease. It's an extraordinary performance.’’
–Irish Times

‘’A nerve-racking masterpiece whose spell lingers long after its haunting final image.’’

Movies on the big screen on campus

Every first Tuesday of the month, you can enjoy the best movies on the big screen on campus:

More information

SG Film Nights are organized by Studium Generale. 

Contact: Annelieke Koster (Studium Generale).


Entrance Cobbenhagen building

The Cobbenhagen building can be entered

  • via the Koopmans building, and subsequently the glass corridor to the Cobbenhagen building, till 21:00 hrs.
    Due to facade maintenance at the Koopmans building access is only possible via a shipping container (for protection). The Koopmans building is closed after 21:00 hrs.
  • via the main entrance of the Cobbenhagen building at the side of the Hogeschoollaan (near the pond). 
  • for disabled and wheelchair users, access is possible via the Koopmans building, or via an alternative entrance from the Warande parking lot and a side entrance to the glass corridor.

For more information, see also Campus map and buildings, and for assistance, please call +31 (0)13 - 466 3000 (Security).

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