Tilda Swinton plays a ruthless and powerful CEO looking to profit off a young girl’s best friend – a beast named Okja.
A young Korean farmer girl named Mija (Ahn Seo-hyun) goes on an epic journey, risking everything, even her life, to save her best friend from a multinational company looking to make big bucks. Her best friends happens to be a massive animal named Okja, the answer to everything wrong with the global livestock industry in Lucy Mirando (Tilda Swinton).
This Korean-American production was picked up by Netflix and Plan B Entertainment with a budget of $50 million, with director Bong Joon-ho leading the project.
Okja had its world premiere at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival last month, and despite some technical problems during first few minutes of screening, it received a four-minute standing ovation. The film will be available to stream on Netflix as of June 28.
Director Bong Joon-ho has said that Okja is unlike any other creature we’ve seen on film, “a very shy and introverted animal. It’s a unique animal that we’ve not seen before.”
The film also features known actors like Jake Gyllenhaal, Lily Collins and Paul Dano.