22 February 2020
"Parasite" director Bong Joon-ho was greeted with cheers and applause when he returned to South Korea on Sunday after his historic four-Oscar win. Parasite became the first foreign-language film to win best picture in the 92-year history of the Academy Awards on February 9.
It won a total of four Oscars, including best director and original screenplay for Bong Joon-ho and best international feature film. The film is a tale of two South Korean families - the wealthy Parks and the poor Kims - that mirrors the deepening disparities in Asia's fourth-largest economy and has struck a chord with global audiences.
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