Bong Joon-ho's parasite, Memories of Murder, receives criteria releases!

Carla Harmon
February 14, 2020

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.

This landmark victory for foreign film comes as no surprise to most. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity.

Co-written with Jin Gained Han, Parasite tells the darkly comedic story of two households, the poverty-stricken Kims and the opulently rich Parks, who develop into intertwined after the much less lucky household deceives their means into the Parks' day by day lives.

It also picked up best director, best global feature film and best original screenplay.

Each country is allowed to nominate one film for consideration.

Wang's family drama stars an all-Asian cast and was filmed in both Mandarin and English. South Korean movies of all time.

When you missed the 92nd Academy Awards, the vital factor to know is that director Bong Joon Ho's Parasite just about received all of them, making historical past alongside the way in which as the primary foreign-language movie to win Finest Image and first Korean film to snag Finest Director and Finest Authentic Screenplay. "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. Other noteworthy NEON releases include: Double Oscar nominee Honeyland; Todd Douglas Miller's Apollo 11, 2019's highest grossing documentary with a worldwide gross of $16M; Tim Wardle's Three Identical Strangers, victor of the Sundance Special Jury Award for Storytelling which surpassed $13M at the box office; and Craig Gillespie's I, Tonya, which garnered multiple Academy Award® nominations, one win for Allison Janney and amassed over $30M in domestic box office.

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