NEON celebrates ‘A Year in Cinema’ with Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite on the Anniversary of its World Premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, where it became the first Korean film to win the coveted Palme d’Or.
The film went on to festivals across the country, including Telluride, Toronto and the New York Film Festival. NEON released the film in theaters in October 2019, where it has since amassed over $53 million at the domestic box office, breaking multiple records including highest per screen average of the year and highest per screen average for a foreign language film of all time.
Parasite became the first ever non-English language film to win the Screen Actors Guild ensemble award and the first to win the Best Picture Oscar at the Academy Awards in its 90+ year history.
Here is a look back at the journey of Parasite from its beginnings at the Cannes Film Festival to its history-making Oscar win and more.