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Socially Sensitive Cinema. Who is the Parasite in Capitalism? – Five Flavours and "Pismo. Magazyn opinii" debate

29 November 2020

Apart from a film feast, Five Flavours Film Festival is also an opportunity for insightful analyses and debates around the subjects presented in the program. Together with the magazine Pismo, we invite you on Sunday, November 29, at 4 p.m. for a debate streamed live at Five Flavours' Facebook page and on the Festival website.

The debate accompanying the Parasites section will use the new Korean cinema as a starting point to talk about how film language deals with the subject of social and economic inequalities. We will think about the extent to which class divisions are a global problem, discuss why Korean cinema is especially engaged in social matters, wonder if the South Korean perspective is compatible with the Polish reality, and whether films showing social stratification give us any ideas on how to fight the capitalist impasse. An important context of the debate will be the success of Joon-ho Bong's "Parasite" and the reflection on whether class-focused films are a new phenomenon or something that has always been a part of cinema – and on what posing this question says about our modern fears and hopes.

Participating in the debate will be dr. Marcin Jacoby, Jędrzej Malko and Jagoda Murczyńska. The meeting will be hosted by Zuzanna Kowalczyk from Pismo – journalist, editor and culture specialist.

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