Hollywood barriers fall in milestone Oscars for 'Parasite'

Bong Joon-ho Won’t Receive The Oscar Trophy For Best International Feature Film

Bong Joon-ho Won’t Receive The Oscar Trophy For Best International Feature Film

In any case, Parasite, which began its awards run by winning the Palme d'or at Cannes and closed it out by winning Best Picture, certainly earned its spot on the list of best South Korean films.

Bong Joon Ho's Best Picture victor "Parasite" and his 2003 film "Memories of Murder" will receive special edition releases as part of the Criterion Collection, the "Parasite" distributor Neon and Criterion announced Thursday.

Bong Joon Ho brings his singular mastery home to Korea in this pitch-black modern fairytale.

This landmark victory for foreign film comes as no surprise to most. Whether by chance or by destination, these two houses come together and the Kim feel a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist, to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship is formed between the two families. The Kims provide "indispensable" luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic intruder threatens the newly discovered comfort of the Kim, a wild and ruthless battle for dominance is unleashed, which threatens to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kim and the Parks. NEON recently acquired the rights to the film and will be re-releasing the film in theaters before its home video release. Still, the fact that it was honored as Best Picture from what many consider the premier cinematic awards show is an unbelievable sign as to increasing diversity in future Oscar nominations, and potentially for foreign film in the United States.

Wang's family drama stars an all-Asian cast and was filmed in both Mandarin and English.

"Parasite" just won four Oscars on Sunday, including Best Director, Best International Film, Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture, making it the first non-English language film to win Oscar's top prize. Additionally, it was the first time a South Korean film won in the other three categories.

Locations featured in South Korea's Oscar-winning Parasite movie have enjoyed a business boom since its Oscar triumph, with a pizza store seeing sales double.

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