neon acquisitions

Neon has had a banner year since picking up the U.S. distribution rights to Parasite, ushering the film to a history-making Best Picture win at the 2020 Oscars. Now the indie film distributor has won the domestic rights to the Nicolas Cage revenge thriller Pig and the Sundance favorite Possessor, directed by Brandon Cronenberg.

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Parasite donald trump

Even four years into his term, Donald Trump can’t stop obsessing over Hollywood, this time setting his sights on Oscar winner Parasite. At a Colorado rally this week, the president mocked the South Korean movie’s Best Picture win at this year’s Academy Awards, grousing over the lack of love for Gone With the Wind, a four-hour epic that Trump, who has a famously short attention span, has definitely seen. But Parasite‘s U.S. distributor Neon was quick to hit back at Trump, mocking another thing that Trump is famous for: his inability to read.

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Parasite IMAX

Hot off its Best Picture win at the Academy Awards, Bong Joon-ho‘s incredible genre-bending social thriller Parasite was given a wide release into 2,000 theaters in the United States, essentially doubling its theatrical reach even though the film has been available on home video since the end of January. But now, the film can be seen in an even bigger and better way: in IMAX. According to a new report, Parasite will be available in select IMAX theaters for one week starting tomorrow. Read More »

Portrait of a Lady on Fire Criterion

Portrait of a Lady on Fire, one of 2019’s very best movies, will become the newest addition to the prestigious Criterion Collection library next year. This will mark the first Criterion entry for up-and-coming distributor Neon, which has only been operating since 2017.

You can read more about the inclusion of director Céline Sciamma‘s film in this distinguished group, and find out when you can see it for yourselves below.
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Parasite Bong Joon-ho

Bong Joon-ho‘s Parasite has become the highest-grossing international film of the year in the United States, and for good reason: the film, which won the Palme d’Or (the top prize) at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, arrived with a level of hype that we haven’t seen in quite some time outside of blockbuster circles. And since it’s one of the best movies of the past decade, it’s strong enough to carry all of that hype on its shoulders and still deliver on every level.

In a new video, Bong Joon-ho and actor Choi Woo-shik (who plays the poor Kim family’s only son, Kim Ki-woo) break down some of the key sequences in the movie, detailing how nothing – not even a passing bus in the background – is accidental. Read More »

parasite trailer

Bong Joon-Ho‘s Palme D’Or-winning film Parasite is already being hailed as one of the best films of the year. And finally, we can see it Stateside. Indie distributor NEON is bringing Parasite to the U.S. this fall, and have now just released the first U.S. Parasite trailer. Watch the trailer below.

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honeyland trailer

NEON invites you take a trip to Honeyland, the documentary darling that swept the Sundance awards ceremony with a whopping three awards — making this little Macedonian documentary about the ancient art of beekeeping the most-awarded documentary at the lauded film festival. Watch the Honeyland trailer below.

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parasite us release

Another Bong Joon-ho hit is coming to the United States. Fresh off his historic Palme D’Or win at the Cannes Film Festival — the first win for a South Korean filmmaker — Bong’s acclaimed black comedy Parasite has set its U.S. release. Stateside distributor NEON has set the Parasite US release for October 2019, just in time for awards season.

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bong joon-ho parasite

Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho burst onto the scene with 2003’s Memories of Murder, and has grown into one of the most successful international directors working right now. His most recent movie, 2017’s environmental action comedy Okja, was bought by Netflix, where most audiences outside of film festivals streamed it. But now there’s some good news for those who love the good old fashioned theatrical experience: distribution rights to Bong’s newest film, Parasite, have been purchased by NEON, so fans will be able to see the film on the big screen.  Read More »

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