NEON has just dated the stateside release for Bong Joon-ho’s (The Host, Snowpiercer) Cannes Palme d’Or winner Parasite for October 11th in New York and Los Angeles. Parasite became the first Korean film to receive the prestigious award at this year's Cannes.
The CJ Entertainment film opened in its homeland of South Korea today and is expected to rival Michael Dougherty's Godzilla: King of the Monsters for the top spot.
In the film, “Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. But this new ecosystem is fragile, and soon enough greed and class prejudice threaten to upend the Kims’ newfound comfort.”
Song Kang Ho (Snowpiercer, The Host) stars as Ki-taek alongside Lee Sun-kyun (A Hard Day) and Cho Yeo-jeong (Obsessed) as the Parks, and Choi Woo Shik (Okja), Park So-dam (The Priests) and Chang Hyae Jin (Poetry) as Ki-taek’s son, daughter and wife, respectively.