Okja (2017) is the second film that costume designer Catherine George has worked on with director Bong Joon-ho. Their first together, Snowpiercer (2013), despite being lauded by critics (and featuring Chris Evans), only received a limited theatrcial run in the U.S. and no release at all in the UK. Unlike Okja, Snowpiercer is an out and out sci-fi fantasy set when most of the world’s population have been wiped out and those who remain live on perpetually moving train. Okja is still a fantasy, it revolves around a little girl Mija (An Seo Hyun) trying to save her giant ‘super pig’ from being harvested as Gm bacon, but is set within our recognisable reality. There are smart phones, cars we know, Instagram and Facebook. However the film has a deliberate otherworldly feel about it. Not quite in the future and not as locked as a parallel universe, but
Directed by Joon-ho Bong.
Starring Seo-Hyun Ahn, Hee-Bong Byun, Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Jake Gyllenhaal, Steven Yeun, Lily Collins, Je-mun Yun, Shirley Henderson, Daniel Henshall, Devon Bostick, and Giancarlo Esposito.
Meet Mija, a young girl who risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend – a massive animal named Okja.
Not only is Okja the latest charmingly warped, socially relevant concoction from one of the most exciting working directors today Joon-ho Bong (Snowpiercer), it’s also a call to arms regarding abusive practices toward animals in the meat industry, and something of a calling card for animal-rights activists across the globe. Okja isn’t just merely exceptional filmmaking that intelligently juggles tones ranging from Disney fable, action epic, scathing social commentary, black humor, international storytelling, and an examination of corporate greed (which on paper sounds like it would translate to an absolute mess in
One of our Cannes favorites, we said in our review, “A dystopian story about a genetically engineered beast with overt anti-capitalist connotations, Bong Joon-ho’s Okja represents a synthesis and an upgrade – in scale as well as quality – of the director’s previous outings The Host and Snowpiercer, confirming him as one of the finest contemporary craftsmen of intelligent, ambitious blockbusters.”
While you’re watching newly added films from the director on Netflix, check out the new trailer and new photos below for the film starring Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, An Seo Hyun,
We reported last month that the Okja Cannes premiere lead to many moviegoers booing when the Netflix logo was shown on the big screen, and that the premiere was marred by a glitch that caused the film to be started over, with the Netflix logo booed even more the second time around. The festival denied claims that
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This opening weekend tally is far below the $51 million debut of 2012's Prometheus, with this Alien prequel, set 10 years after the events of Prometheus. The prequel Prometheus was see as quite the disappointment to many fans ,but Alien: Covenant
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“This incident was entirely the responsibility of the Festival’s technical service, which offers its apologies to the director, his teams, the producers and the audience at the showing,” Cannes said in a statement. Netflix was not immediately available for comment on Friday.
Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Lily Collins, Paul Dano, and Ahn Seo-hyun star in the monster film, which was co-written by Joon-Ho and Jon Ronson (“The Men Who Stare at Goats
We all knew that Joon Ho's new movie was a creature feature but I'm pretty certain no one expected it to be about a giant pig. That's right. Okja is, for all intensive purposes, a giant swine.
Seo-Hyun Ahn stars as Mija, a young girl whose best friend is a massive animal she's named Okja. Her idyllic life is turned upside down when a multi-national company, the face of which is none other than Tilda Swinton, swoops in to take the animal - the first of what they hope is a new source of meat. Devastated and willing to do anything to rescue her best friend, Mija teams up with a ragtag group of animal rights activists, led by Paul Dano, to rescue her pet.
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Later this year, we’ll be getting the Brad Pitt film War Machine, but don’t think their commitment ends there. On the more magical side of things, they have a film called Okja. This flick is co-written and directed by Bong Joon Ho, the man behind such films as The Host (no, not the one based on the Stephanie Meyer book) and Snowpiercer, the latter of which starred Chris Evans.
If you’ve been following his career as avidly as we have,
Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Lily Collins, Paul Dano, and Ahn Seo-hyun star in the monster film, which appears to marry the concerns of corporate greed (care of Swinton’s character) and charming inter-species friendship (the eponymous beast and Ahn) into one glorious mash-up of humor and terror as only Bong could create.
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Co-written by Joon-Ho and Jon Ronson (“The Men Who Stare at Goats”), “Okja” tells the story of Mija, a young girl who lives in the deep woods of the Gangwon Province of South Korea. Mija will do everything in her power to prevent a powerful company (led by Swinton, naturally) from taking her best friend,
“At first, Darius Khondji, my cinematographer, and I wanted to shoot Okja on 35mm, but Netflix insisted that all Netflix originals be shot and archived in 4K,” Bong tells Variety, discussing the approach to cinematography. “Khondji then figured that we would use Alexa 65, which equates to a 70mm film in digital format. It makes a great cinematic vibe.”
Check out the new trailer and poster below.
For 10 idyllic years,
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