I got to write about Okja for Substream Magazine, spoiler alert, I loved it!
At first glance the collaboration between Jon Ronson, a self-identified humorous journalist from the UK, and Joon-ho Bong, a visionary Korean director, seems a bit odd. Ronson is mostly known in the film world for his eclectic slice-of-life screenplays, Frank and Men Who Stare At Goats. Meanwhile, Joon-ho Bong’s last film, Snowpiercer, was a harsh and bloody science fiction tale of rebellion during humanity’s last days. But the thread running through both men’s body of work is hope, for humanity and for change. In the film Okja, that hope is made manifest in the relationship between Mija (Seo-Hyun Ahn), our 14-year-old heroine, and her Superpig companion, the titular Okja.
Read the whole thing over at Substream Magazine!