Parasite: Bong Joon-ho’s historic Oscars win celebrated in South Korea

South Korean film Parasite dominated the Academy Awards with its haul including best picture and director for Bong Joon-ho. The comedy-crime-drama also won the original screenplay and international feature film awards. The moment Parasite was awarded best picture – a first for any non-English language film in the Oscars’ 92-year-history – prompted outpourings of joy in Bong’s native country. Many were glad the film propelled South Korea – and reflection on its gaping wealth gap – into the global spotlight 

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