Acclaimed horror film “Parasite” made history today as the first foreign-language movie to win Best Film at the Academy Awards. It also won best director, best international film and best original screenplay.
The South Korean thriller from director Bong Joon Ho has been well-regarded as the best film of the past twelve months but punters were afraid the Academy would dismiss it over such strong competition as “1917” and “The Irishman”.
A genre-defying tale of class warfare, “Parasite” is a tale of greed and class discrimination and how they threaten the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan.
The film premiered at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival on 21 May 2019, where it became the first Korean film to win the Palme d’Or.
“I feel like a very opportune moment in history is happening right now,” producer Kwak Sin Ae said.