Bong Joon Ho and the Parasite team made history at the 2020 Academy Awards, becoming the first foreign-language film to receive Best Picture, while also taking home Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best International Film. Following its historic wins, we’re thrilled to announce that the film has extended its run here at Film at Lincoln Center and it will return to our largest screen, in the Walter Reade Theater, starting this Friday, February 14 for select screenings. Parasite also continues playing daily at the Howard Gilman Theater at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center.
After making its New York premiere at the 57th New York Film Festival with two sold-out shows, the film opened on October 16 at FLC and has not slowed down, still selling out shows almost daily after 17 weeks and becoming the most successful new release in the organization’s history. “We are thrilled to be playing Bong Joon Ho’s brilliant Parasite, and to see it receive such acclaim from critics and audiences alike,” said FLC Associate Director of Programming Florence Almozini. “We’ve had packed screenings since we opened the film after the New York Film Festival in October, and we look forward to many more weeks of this wild, exhilarating, and poignant film—one of the best of the year.”
“Parasite has had such a life at Film at Lincoln Center, beginning with the rapturous New York Film Festival premiere and then breaking our box-office records with its theatrical run,” said FLC Director of Programming Dennis Lim. “We further contextualized the film for our audiences with a November survey of the South Korean film renaissance of the late ’90s and a recent complete retrospective of director Bong’s films, as well as the North American premiere of the black-and-white version of his Best Picture winner. We are honored to have played a role in Parasite’s success.”
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As the film continues its record-breaking run, check out an essential guide of all things Parasite with a round-up of praise throughout the industry, videos of Bong Joon Ho and team’s appearances here at Film at Lincoln Center, and more.
Look at how much Spike loved this one. pic.twitter.com/XmSt43tGeF
— Brian Tallerico (@Brian_Tallerico) February 10, 2020
Has any film ever had a better year than PARASITE (from the Palme d'Or to last night's euphoric Oscar sweep)? Honestly, the same could have happened to Bong's MOTHER or MEMORIES OF MURDER and it would've made equal sense and provided equal pleasure. Congrats to everyone involved! https://t.co/PZcS0sOOdH
— Ari Aster (@AriAster) February 10, 2020
MASSIVE! HISTORIC! LANDMARK! PARASITE! The world is big and it is beautiful and films from everywhere deserve to be on that stage winning @TheAcademy’s highest honor. This is wonderful and right. #Oscars pic.twitter.com/Q8go53lqmd
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) February 10, 2020
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) February 10, 2020
Parasite Parasite Parasite Parasite!!!! Oh my gawwwdddd Parasite did it!!!! Director Bong did it!! The whole insanely talented cast did it!! South Korea did it. History made. Heading out to celebrate all night!!!
— Jon M. Chu (@jonmchu) February 10, 2020
🎶🎵HITS FROM THE BONG🎵🎶
— SAFDIE (@JOSH_BENNY) February 10, 2020
— Sandra Oh (@IamSandraOh) February 10, 2020
— Fandango (@Fandango) February 4, 2020
— Anthony Rapp (@albinokid) February 10, 2020
#Parasite. Best Picture.😭You cannot imagine what it was like growing up & having people ask where Korea was, b/c no one had ever heard of it. Bong Joon-Ho's wealth of brilliant work has won intl acclaim not only for him, but for South Korea. Korean diaspora, 화이팅!🇰🇷 #Oscars
— Jae-Ha Kim 김재하 (@GoAwayWithJae) February 10, 2020
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) February 10, 2020
Parasite!! Sometimes things are very right. ♥️♥️♥️
— natasha lyonne (@nlyonne) February 10, 2020
Language is a core expression of identity. Subtitles do not divide or disqualify – they’re gateways into incredible stories you might have otherwise never known.
— Eugene Lee Yang (@EugeneLeeYang) February 10, 2020
— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) February 10, 2020
— Olivia Munn (@oliviamunn) February 10, 2020
“We all just make movies.” From multi-Oscar-winning Director Bong. What a way to end awards season. Goodnight, back to work! ♥️♥️♥️ https://t.co/c5H4qRypnI
— Lulu Wang (@thumbelulu) February 10, 2020
Watch the Oscar acceptance speeches from the Parasite team below.
Watch Bong Joon Ho and cast discuss Parasite at the 57th NYFF and see more videos on our YouTube channel.
Read features on Parasite by Amy Taubin and Ari Aster in the September-October 2019 issue of Film Comment magazine.
More Recommended Reading
- Bong Joon Ho on Family and Class in Parasite, Collecting Films, and Memories of Murder
- The Film Comment Podcast: Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite
- Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite Tops Film Comment‘s Best of 2019 Poll
- How Parasite Pulled Off Its History-Making Best Picture Win (Vulture)
- Translating for Bong Joon Ho at the Oscars: Aspiring Director Sharon Choi (The New York Times)
- How Bong Joon Ho Invented the Weird World of Parasite (The Atlantic)
- Parasite Director Bong Joon-ho on the Art of Class Warfare (GQ)
- Bong Joon-ho’s Dystopia Is Already Here (Vulture)
- Bong Joon-ho on weaving his personal memories into Parasite (Polygon)
- Parasite: How This Year’s Wildest, Buzziest, Most Unexpected Breakout Hit Came to Life (Variety)
- Parasite: Bong Joon Ho on Making the Movie of the Year (Rolling Stone)
Parasite is now playing at Film at Lincoln Center. See showtimes and get tickets.