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Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ depicts a microcosm of Korean society

Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ depicts a microcosm of Korean society

Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite” tells a tragicomic story of two families, one rich and one poor, who become entangled in a string of mishaps. But there is more to this film than that. “Parasite” hooks its audience with laughs early on, then segues to fine-tuned suspense, mystery and horror. The gears change so quickly and so […]

Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ wins Palme d’Or at Cannes

Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ wins Palme d’Or at Cannes

South Korean director Bong Joon-ho grabbed the highest honor at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival on Saturday for his black comedy movie “Parasite.” Bong became the first South Korean director to win the Palme d’Or at Cannes. Before him, Park Chan-wook was awarded the Grand Prix, the second-highest prize at the festival, for his thriller […]

Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ receives standing ovation at Cannes

Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ receives standing ovation at Cannes

South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite” has premiered at the Cannes International Film Festival Tuesday (local time), with the director getting an eight-minute standing ovation. The new movie from the “Snowpiercer” and “Okja” director tells the story of a poor family becoming obsessed with a rich one after their son gets a job as a […]

Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ chosen for competition in Cannes

Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ chosen for competition in Cannes

The Cannes Film Festival on Thursday announced the feature selection for the 2019 competition, which includes South Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite.” It is Bong’s second time competing for the Palme d’Or, or Golden Palm, following the selection of his adventure film “Okja” in 2017. The Korean-language film will be one of 19 films to […]

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