Parasite’s China market potential was recognized by some of the first buyers who saw it at Cannes. Several well-connected sources in Beijing tell THR that the film sold to a Chinese distributor during Cannes’ Marche du Film in May. But South Korean studio giant CJ Entertainment remains mum on its China ambitions for the blockbuster. When asked about distribution plans there, a CJ representative would only say, "Nothing is decided yet." (CJ also declined to say which Chinese company currently holds the local release rights.) … [Read more...] about Will ‘Parasite’ Ever Be Seen In China?
Korean acting legend Song Kang-ho, who played the patriarch of the Kim family in Parasite, was by far the biggest name of the cast, having starred in many of the most influential Korean films of the past two decades, including Bong Joon Ho’s prior hits Memories of Murder, The Host and Snowpiercer, as well as acclaimed works from Park Chan-wook (Joint Security Area, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance), Kim Jee-woon (The Good, the Bad, the Weird), Lee Chang-dong (Secret Sunshine) and others. Shortly after Parasite’s release, Song told THR that he had little interest in "crossing over" to Hollywood. "Although I only make Korean films, helping these films be universal and have global influence is something that suits me better," he said. … [Read more...] about After Oscars Success, What Comes Next for the Cast of ‘Parasite’?
For scenes shot in public places, including the Tehran airport, Rasoulof stayed home, sending in his assistant directors with a pre-approved shot list. "Only in scenes out of the city, where I could feel more free, was I able to be on set and work directly with the actors," he says. … [Read more...] about Why Mohammad Rasoulof Is Saying No to the Iranian Regime