DIRECTOR: BONG JOON-HO
CAST: AHN SEO-HYUN, JAKE GYLLENHAAL, TILDA SWINTON, PAUL DANO
Screening introduced by Darius Khondji on Monday, November 19.
The titular beast is a gentle, lumbering, lovable critter, a super pig bred by big business and then raised peacefully in the South Korean countryside by young Mija (Ahn Seo-hyun)—until pet and owner both are swept into a contest between animal rights activists and mercenary corporate forces. Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, and Jake Gyllenhaal round out the ensemble cast of this dark science-fiction fable, a rare instance of Khondji shooting digital, which he does with typical panache and explorative freedom, screening here in a rare 35mm transfer.
Screening as a part of Darius Khondji.