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Parasite’s director did not want to sugarcoat inequality

SEOUL — The stark inequality between two South Korean families portrayed in the Oscar-winning film Parasite might make viewers uncomfortable but it was the “only path” to revealing cold reality, the film’s director, Bong Joon-ho, said on Wednesday.

Parasite backers gain $100M on film tackling inequality

PARASITE executive producer Miky Lee became an unlikely star of the 2020 Oscars when she accepted the award for best picture, praising director Bong Joon-ho and her brother Lee Jay-hyun.

Parasite director Bong Joon-ho gets hero’s welcome in S. Korea

INCHEON — Parasite director Bong Joon-ho was greeted with cheers and applause as he returned to South Korea on Sunday after his historic four-Oscar win.

Shock Parasite Oscar triumph showcases Korea’s soft power

SOUTH KOREA’S status as a cultural juggernaut just got a serious shot of international credibility.

Crass war

BONG JOON-HO’s Parasite hums along nicely, a Rube Goldberg thriller whose parts are polished to a shine, slide over and into each other with lubricated precision.

South Korea’s Parasite makes Oscar history with best film win

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) — South Korean social satire Parasite won the Oscar for best picture on Sunday, making history as the first film not in the English language to win the movie industry’s highest honor.

Parasite scores historic upset at SAG awards, boosting Oscar chances

LOS ANGELES — South Korean thriller Parasite was the upset winner at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards on Sunday, while Joaquin Phoenix and Renee Zellweger were named best actors, cementing their roles as frontrunners at the Oscars next month.

Parasite director Bong Joon Ho says ‘language barrier’ broken after Oscar...

SEOUL — Parasite director Bong Joon Ho said he was surprised and overjoyed when the film won six Oscar nominations on Monday, a historic first for South Korea’s film industry and a sign that language is no longer a barrier to global success.

Darkly comic Parasite gets critics buzzing at Cannes Film Festival

CANNES, France — Parasite, a thriller that doubles up as a wickedly funny satire about class struggles, has upped the ante at the Cannes Film Festival, with South Korean director Bong Joon-ho emerging as an strong contender for an award after impressing critics.