SEOUL — South Korean social media erupted in celebration on Monday after the dark comedy “Parasite” netted the country’s first-ever wins at the Academy Awards.
South Korean film Parasite has made history by becoming the first foreign language film to take the top prize at the Oscars. Bong Joon-ho's subtitled black comedy was the most successful film of.
Thank you. Im ready to drink tonight. Having just won the Oscar for best international feature, Bong Joon-ho could have been forgiven for thinking his night had peaked.
The government in the South Korean capital Seoul was also quick to react, sending a tweet advertising the filming locations. Many cinemas across South Korea have decided to screen the 2019 film.
The class satire is the first non-English-language film to win best picture in the 92-year history of the Academy Awards, and is the first South Korean movie to ever win an Oscar.
Bong Joon Ho accepts the award for best international feature film for “Parasite,” from South Korea, at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
Bong had already changed history with the first South Korean film to win an Oscar, little did he know it would end up being the first ever Best Picture winner in a foreign language.
Parasite, a universal tale that doubled as a stunning critique on classism, is cleaning up pretty well so far at the Oscars.Director Bong Joon-ho not only won Best Director, but he also took home.