Stan Releases Oscar-Winning Film Parasite for Aussies Staying at Home


If you didn’t get a chance to catch Best Picture winner Parasite at the movies, then we have some “eggcelent” news for your Easter weekend.

Stan has announced that the four-time Oscar-winning black-comedy thriller will be available to stream from April 11, Easter Saturday — months ahead of its intended streaming release.

“Just two months after its historic Best Picture Oscar win, Stan is pleased to be making this acclaimed masterpiece from South Korean director Bong Joon-ho available early to all Stan subscribers this Easter,” Nick Forward, chief content officer at Stan said.

Parasite swept up a multitude of awards during the 2020 award season including Best Picture and Best Director at the 92nd Academy Awards and the Palme d’Or (Best Film award) at the Cannes Film Festival.

During her acceptance speech for Best Picture, Kwak Sin Ae, producer of the film was “speechless”.

“We never imagined this to ever happen. We are so happy…I feel like a very opportune moment in history is happening right now. I express my deepest gratitude and respect for all the members of the Academy for making this decision.”

“I express my deepest gratitude and respect for all the members of the academy for making this decision.”

The official synopsis reads: “Ki-taek’s family of four is close, but all are unemployed and the future looks bleak. However, when his son, Ki-woo is recommended by a fellow university student friend for a well-paid tutoring job, hope spawns for a regular income. Carrying the expectations of the family, Ki-woo arrives at the house of Mr. Park, the owner of a global IT firm, where he meets Yeon-kyo, the young lady of the house. The job interview is a success and soon Ki-woo begins work. But very soon, following this first meeting between the two families, an unstoppable string of mishaps lies in wait…”

Parasite will be available to stream on Stan from Easter Saturday, 11 April.

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