Parasite by Bong Joon-ho is probably one of the most awarded movies in the year of 2019, 2020. It received four Academy awards (Oscars), Golden Globe Award, BAFTA award, Screen Actor Guild Award, and The Palme d’Or, the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
In one of the interviews before Bong received an Oscar award, he was asked what he thinks of no Korean movies ever receiving an award from it in the past. He said “It’s not a big deal”. “The oscars are not an international film festival. They are very local” After his comments, the Oscars changed its ‘Foreign language category’ to ‘International film feature category.’
Speaking of guts & influence!
Just one more - have you noticed he is called Bong Joon-ho instead of Joon-ho Bong since last name is Bong? In the award ceremony, his name is called Bong Joon-ho. And that is how Korean people call our name- last name first.
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