Cannes Palme d'Or Winner ‘Parasite’ Gets Awards Season Release
Bong Joon-Ho’s Cannes-winning film “Parasite,” which took home the Palme d’Or at the preeminent film festival, has been scheduled by film distributor Neon for what is considered to be an awards season release of October 11th in Los Angeles and New York.
Neon made the announcement yesterday, asserting that it has positioned the title as a front-running awards season contender in the international film category and beyond. After its initial release, the film with will receive a traditional arthouse platform release with a gradual expansion to a greater number of theaters nationwide.
Before ‘Parasite,’ Joon-Ho previously made hit films ‘Okja’ and ‘Snowpiercer.’ It is also his fourth collaboration with Song Kang-Ho, who stars in the film, as well as his fifth collaboration with Neon CEO Tom Quinn.
The plot of ‘Parasite’ centers around the interactions between two families: one being the picture of aspirational wealth, and the other rich in street smarts but not much else. The poorer family members provide “indispensable” luxury services while gaining a way out of their shabby circumstances, the terms of such an arrangement become increasingly fragile.