Bong Joon-ho's Cannes-crowned movie, 'Parasite' has been a box office smash in the director's home country of South Korea, with nearly four million admissions on the fifth day of its run.
"It won such a big prize. Director Bong Joon-ho and all actors did a great job. I'll highly recommend the movie to all my friends."
According to CJ Entertainment, the film's distributor, 'Parasite' will hit cinemas in France from Wednesday.
It will go on release in Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam, Australia and New Zealand within this month.
In July, 'Parasite' will arrive in Russia and Thailand and be introduced in Poland in September.
The movie's U.S. release is set to coincide with the height of Oscar season, on October 11th.
Foreign media outlets, including the New York Times, say 'Parasite' could vie for the international film category of the 92nd Academy Awards.
It would be quite the feat for Bong as no South Korean films have made it that far at the Oscars.
"'Parasite' takes comedic jabs in its sharp criticism of neo-liberalism as seen through the eyes of two families. I think this is why it's garnering so much attention in Korea and abroad."
Following the U.S. release, 'Parasite' will also be screened in other parts of the world, including Europe, and finally Japan in January next year.
Kim Hyo-sun, Arirang News.