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“Parasite”: The best Korean movie in Indonesia

“Parasite”: The best Korean movie in Indonesia

The success of the film Parasite in South Korea seems to be contagious also in Indonesia. This film by famous director Bong Joon Ho is a best-seller from the Land of Ginseng in Indonesia. Jakarta: South Korea’s pop music (K-pop) and drama are not the only ones that began to assert themselves in the entertainment […]

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 […]

Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ wins Sydney Film Festival top prize

Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ wins Sydney Film Festival top prize

South Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite” has grabbed the Sydney Film Prize, the main award of the 2019 Sydney Film Festival (SFF), according to the festival’s homepage Monday. The awarding of the AUD60,000 (US$41,288) cash prize, which took place during the festival’s closing ceremony at the State Theatre in Sydney on Sunday (local time), follows […]

‘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’ 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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