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HIFF 2015 Screening - Parasite

  • June 11, 2015
  • 21:00 - 22:50
  • Neptune Scotiabank Studio Theatre - 1593 Argyle Street
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Parasite (Huba) - 9PM


(Drama, 66 minutes, Poland, 2013)


Parasite is a film about an ailing old man and a young mother. After retiring from the factory, the man, deprived of his daily routine, loses control over his time. Unable to eat or sleep, he starts drying up. The mother and child are like a single organism. Yet their relationship is, for all its closeness, one of dependence and inequality. The child, whose attachment to life is the strongest, is ravenous and needy; the woman, though enjoying a brief moment of freedom, is doomed to be a victim, while the old man has nothing to keep him going now that he can no longer work at the factory. When the three of them try to have a life together, they are like the Holy Family reversed. Brought together by chance, their lives intertwine in a web of oppression. The film follows their daily existence and slow decline.

Anka Sasnal is an editor and scriptwriter. She studied Polish literature at Pedagogical University of Krakow and Gender Studies at Jagiellonian University in Krakow. She lives and works in Krakow, Poland. Wilhelm Sasnal is a painter and filmmaker. He studied architecture at the Krakow University of Technology, and painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. He lives and works in Kraków, Poland.


Location: Neptune Scotiabank Studio Theatre, 1593 Argyle Street


Admission: $10 general admission, $7 film workers/students


A Q+A with the director will follow the screening.

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