Bong Joon Ho's Palme d'Or Winner 'Parasite' Will Release in Time for Awards Season

Cannes Film Festival

It will first hit Los Angeles and New York before expanding.

Bong Joon Ho's Parasite — winner of this year's Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival — has gotten a release date with distributor Neon.   

Parasite will hit theaters on Oct. 11 in Los Angeles and New York before receiving a platformed release that will expand the film onto more screens. The fall release places the feature, a foreign film frontrunner, in contention for awards season.  

Joon Ho's modern fairy tale received universal praise after its debut, earning a 97 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The Hollywood Reporter review says the movie "packs a timely punch that will resonate in our financially tough, politically polarized times." 

Parasite follows two families — the wealthy Parks and the street smart Kims — whose entangled lives are threatened by greed and class prejudices.  

Also opening on Oct. 11 will be Ang Lee's Gemini Man, starring Will Smith, and Sony's long-awaited Zombieland sequel.