NEON have released a new trailer for Bong Joon-Ho‘s Palme d’Or-winning film, “Parasite.” The film will premiere soon in limited release between Los Angeles and New York. A successful debut at Cannes Film Festival granted Joon-Ho with the prestigious Palme d’Or for the film, making positive noise on track to the awards season ahead.
All unemployed, Ki-taek’s family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.
Joon-Ho’s newest feature comes two years from the release of his Netflix film “Okja.” Now Joon-ho directs the story of a family navigating social class separations in South Korea. Writer Jin Won Han pens the script. NEON acquired distribution rights for “Parasite” back in the fall of 2018. Joon-Ho’s film won the award for Best Feature Film at Sydney Film Festival and continues to make its rounds in the festival circles. It won the Audience Award at Fantastic Fest. Joon-Ho’s “Parasite” was selected as South Korea’s official Oscars submission for Best International Feature.
Joon-ho’s past work includes “The Host,” “Snowpiercer” and 2009’s “Mother,” which became South Korea’s Oscar submission that year. “Parasite” sees Joon-ho reuniting with “The Host” star Kang-ho Song as part of the cast that includes Sun-kyun Lee,Yeo-jeong Jo, Woo-sik Choi, Hye-jin Jang and So-dam Park.
“Parasite” made its way to Telluride Film Festival, where Awards Circuit’s very own Clayton Davis calls it a “fulfilling and rewarding experience, not to be missed” and that it “packs a cinematic punch,” in his full review.
NEON is a rising distributor in the industry, having backed the Oscar nominated film “I, Tonya” and the Emmy nominated documentary “Three Identical Strangers.” Other films that released on its slate this year include “Monos,” “Luce,” and the award-winning documentaries “Honeyland” and “Apollo 11.”
“Parasite” is produced by CJ Entertainment and is being distributed by NEON. It releases in theaters October 11.