Curzon Home Cinemas are reviving Bong Joon-ho’s first two features – Barking Dogs Never Bite and Memories of Murder – for home viewing. The latter will also be getting a screening at the Curzon Bloomsbury in a new 4K restoration. It may have a wider release, but at the time of writing there’s only one screening advertised.
This is an unmissable opportunity to revisit the best Korean movie from the first decade of this century. The question is: is it better than Parasite? My recollection is yes, but memories can deceive.
Memories of Murder
Curzon Bloombsury | The Brunswick Centre | London WC1N 1AW
Saturday 12 September 2020, 2:20pm
In 1986 Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, after two women are found raped and murdered, Seoul detective Seo Tae-yoon is brought in to help local detective Park Doo-man with the investigation. As more bodies are found, the pair realise they have a serial killer on their hands.
Inspired by true events, Bong Joon Ho’s sophomore feature blends true-crime with social satire and even comedy is his typically masterful fashion.