Don’t miss director Bong Joon-ho’s acclaimed fantasy on the big screen, as it was meant to be seen!
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.
“A work of melancholy enchantment, by turns sweet, funny, scary, sad, and – in the manner of all good science fiction movies – thought-provoking.” – Matt Zoller Seitz, RogerEbert.com
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…while all Mija wants to do is bring her friend home. Deftly blending genres, humor, poignancy and drama, Bong Joon-ho (Snowpiercer, The Host) 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. (Dir. by Bong Joon-ho, 2017, South Korea/USA, in English/Korean/Spanish with English subtitles, 118 mins., Not Rated / TV-MA)