Published: Fri, February 14, 2020
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Bong Joon-ho's Parasite, Memories of Murder Getting Criterion Releases!

Bong Joon-ho's Parasite, Memories of Murder Getting Criterion Releases!

The Best Picture win for "Parasite" was a historic achievement.

This landmark victory for foreign film comes as no surprise to most. Designed by Ki-woo in college age, Kim children are conveniently installed as tutors and art therapists in the Parks. It is the first South Korean film to win an Oscar and the first foreign-language film to win best picture. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families.

Co-written with Jin Gained Han, Parasite tells the darkly comedic story of two households, the poverty-stricken Kims and the opulently rich Parks, who develop into intertwined after the much less lucky household deceives their means into the Parks' day by day lives. Parasite is being hailed by critics as the best film to emerge this past fall, earning 99% on Rotten Tomatoes. Only 11 non-English language films have ever been nominated in the category.

A little less than 3 years since inception, NEON has garnered 10 Oscar nominations and already grossed over $150M at the Box Office. The movie also took home Best Original Screenplay and Best International Feature Film, and director Bong Joon-ho won Best Director for his work.

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Pig Rice Supermarket featured in South Korea's Oscar-winning "Parasite" is seen in Ahyeon-dong, one of the last shanty towns near downtown Seoul, South Korea. Bong's film premiered at Cannes and won the Palme d'Or, and since debuting in American theaters in October, it has grossed over $35 million at the domestic box office.

The twists and turns of Parasite are way too good to spoil here, so if you haven't caught this film yet, we won't spoil it for you.

After their successful collaboration on I, Tonya in January 2018, 30WEST (Dan Friedkin's and Micah Green's strategic venture) partnered with NEON's Tom Quinn (Founder & CEO) and Tim League (Co-Founder) to become majority investors in the company.

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