Oscar-nominated “Parasite” to release in India on January 31

CANNES, May 26, 2019 (Xinhua) — Jury members pose on the red carpet of the closing ceremony of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, in Cannes, France, on May 25, 2019. The curtain of the 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival fell on Saturday evening, with South Korean movie “Parasite” winning this year’s most prestigious award, the Palme d’Or. (Xinhua/Zhang Cheng\IANS)

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The Oscar-nominated film “Parasite” is set to release in India on January 31.

“Parasite” has been written and directed by South Korean auteur Bong Joon Ho, who has given Hollywood hits like “Snowpiercer”, “Host”, “Memories of Murder”, “Mother” and “Okja” in the past.

The film has been shot on the meticulously erected set of the Park House where most of the story takes place. It tells the story about greed and class discrimination which threatens the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan.

“Parasite” has been one of the most feted films in the global film festival circuit over the past few months. The film has been nominated in six categories at the upcoming Oscars, and is the firm favourite to win in the Best Foreign Film category. Recently, it won in the Best Foreign Film category at Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice Awards. At Critics’ Choice, the film also fetched Joon Ho the Best Director award, jointly with Sam Mendes (for “1917”). “Parasite” won Best International Screenplay at Palm Springs and at Screen Actors’ Guild, it won the award for Outstanding Performance by Cast. The film has been screened and has won accolades at numerous other festivals including Toronto, Vancouver, Busan and Munich.

At the Oscars 2020, the film has been nominated in the following categories — Best Film, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Foreign Feature Film, Best Film Editing and Best Production Design.

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