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Parasites in Paradise

The House as an Actor

Jorge Gorostiza 

In 1925 the architect and film set designer Robert Mallet Stevens wrote that in cinema, “architecture acts,” is one further actor. Since then, numerous buildings have appeared on screen whose roles in the plots are as important as that of any member of the cast. Most recently we’ve seen the homes of the protagonists of Parasite, directed by Bong Joon-ho last year, but there are others not to be forgotten, such as the two remarkable homes created for Jacques Tati’s Mon oncle of 1957... [+]

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