"Parasite" makes Oscar history

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

The Best Picture win for "Parasite" was a historic achievement.

This landmark victory for foreign film comes as no surprise to most. 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.

South Korean movie supremo Bong Joon-ho, who scooped the Best Director Oscar for his film "Parasite", revealed his weird side even further by naming Kevin De Bruyne as one of his dream dinner party guests.

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! Still, the fact that it was honored as Best Picture from what many consider the premier cinematic awards show is an awesome sign as to increasing diversity in future Oscar nominations, and potentially for foreign film in the United States.

NEON and Criterion partner to issue special editions for the four-time Oscar winners Parasite, which made history as the first foreign-language film to win the Best Film and the first Korean film to win the Best Director, the Best International Film and the Best Original Screenplay, and the acclaimed emerging success Memories. It turns out, however, the trophy for Best International Feature Film does not actually go to the film's director. The film, which also unanimously won the Palme d'Or at Cannes, has amassed over $38M at the domestic box office and broke multiple records including highest per screen average of the year and highest per screen average for a foreign language film of all time.

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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