"Thank you for the applause, I would like send a round of applause back to you all for coping so well with the coronavirus", Bong said. That should come as no surprise, as Parasite has generated a huge amount of attention following its historic wins for Best Foreign Film, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Picture at the 2020 Academy Awards. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. It was the first time a non-English film won Best Picture in the award show's history. The Kims provide "indispensable" luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household.
"Parasite" is a black comedy about interactions between poor and rich families, and "Mermories of Murder" is Bong's 2003 crime drama based on the case of a South Korean serial killer. Still, the fact that it was honored as Best Picture from what many consider the premier cinematic awards show is an wonderful sign as to increasing diversity in future Oscar nominations, and potentially for foreign film in the United States.
"Parasite" was 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, stunning moviemakers and fans around the world.
Parasite was written and directed by Bong Joon Ho and features a SAG Ensemble Award-winning cast including his long time collaborator Song Kang Ho, Choi Woo Shik, Park So Dam and Jang Hye Jin. Out of its six Oscar nominations, it also won for original screenplay, director and worldwide feature. "'Parasite" is doing effectively on house video and in film theaters. Are you excited to hear that both films are joining the Criterion Collection?