April 26May 3, 2017
April 26May 3, 2017


independent film festival boston

IFFBoston Screening Series

Brattle Theatre
  • Admission is FREE
  • Passes are required. Download and print your pass. (Adobe Acrobat is required to open and print the pass.)
  • Please arrive early. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and is NOT guaranteed. Theatre is not responsible for seating over capacity.


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. 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.

Directed by:
Bong Joon Ho

Tilda Swinton
Paul Dano
An Seo Hyun
Byun Heebong
Steven Yeun
Lily Collins
Yoon Je Moon
Shirley Henderson
Daniel Henshall
Devon Bostick
Woo Shik Choi
Giancarlo Esposito
Jake Gyllenhaal

Monday, June 268:00Brattle Theatre40 Brattle Street
Harvard Square

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