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Bong Joon-Ho's Parasite Celebrates Cannes Premiere Anniversary With Short Video

'Parasite' made its world premieres at the Cannes Film Festival on May 21, 2019.

Bong Joon-Ho's Parasite Celebrates Cannes Premiere Anniversary With Short Video

This coming Thursday (May 21) marks the first year anniversary of Parasite’s world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, where Bong Joon-Ho’s clash-of-the-classes dark comedy took home the Palme d’Or.

To celebrate the milestone, Neon, Parasite’s US distributor, released a five-minute video called Parasite: A Year in Cinema. It contains footage of the film’s winning streak on the awards circuit — from the Golden Globes to the Screen Actors Guild to the Spirit Awards — intercut with memorable quotes from Bong (including his famous “one-inch subtitles” speech at the Globes).

The reel ends with shots at the Oscars where Parasite made history by becoming the first foreign-language film to win Best Picture ( much to the chagrin of President Trump), followed by the hopeful words, “We miss all of you. Til we drink together again.”

Parasite earned US$255 million (S$364 mill) worldwide; in Singapore, it’s the third-highest South Korean film, with S$1.13 million, trailing Train to Busan’s S$5.35 million and The Battleship Island’s S$1.5 million.

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