Apart from so worth-binging drama series from Netflix, do not underestimate their original films that can be equally addictive. Okja is one of them, which starring Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal and Paul Dano. It tells a story of 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 for 10 years. But that changes when the 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.
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.
Okja will be premiered on 28th June, 2017 on Netflix.