Hollywood barriers fall in milestone Oscars for 'Parasite'

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

The movie also took home Best Original Screenplay and Best International Feature Film, and director Bong Joon-ho won Best Director for his work.

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. The film is set amidst the two families, the Parks, the picture of aspirational wealth, and the Kims, rich in street smarts but not much else. Whether by chance or by destination, these two houses come together and the Kim feel a golden opportunity.

After bringing home the first prize of the night at the Oscars last week, Bong Joon-ho Parasite is receiving another important treatment and his 2003 criminal drama Murder Memories Both are being added to the Criterion Collection! Designed by Ki-woo in college age, Kim children are conveniently installed as tutors and art therapists in the Parks. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims' newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks.


Each country is allowed to nominate one film for consideration. Only 11 non-English language films have ever been nominated in the category. If at any time it looked like the spotlight on "Parasite" might dim, it would shine again - first a Palme d'Or award, then history-making SAG Award win, then a BAFTA and so on.

The company continues to be an impressive force at festivals, with recent Sundance acquisitions such as Max Barbakow's sought after Palm Springs starring Andy Samberg, which NEON acquired with Hulu, and Josephine Decker's Shirley starring Elisabeth Moss. "Parasite" has an entire Wikipedia page dedicated to its former nominations and awards, including two from the Boston Society of Film Critics - Best Director and Best Foreign Language Film.

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