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N.K. media reports on ‘Parasite’ popularity, highlights downside of capitalism

N.K. media reports on ‘Parasite’ popularity, highlights downside of capitalism

  A North Korean propaganda media outlet carried a report on South Korea’s Cannes-winning film, “Parasite,” on Tuesday, saying the movie shows that the South’s society is seriously ill with the cancerous problem of the rich-poor gap. The article in DPRK Today, one of the North’s propaganda websites, marks the first time that a North […]

‘Parasite’ tops 5 mln in attendance

‘Parasite’ tops 5 mln in attendance

The Cannes-winning Korean film “Parasite” surpassed 5 million admissions on Thursday, the eighth day of its run in local theaters, data showed. The latest from Bong Joon-ho hit the milestone at about 1 p.m., according to the data from the Korean Film Council. The family satire starring Song Kang-ho revolves around a poor family that […]

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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