'Parasite' makes history

'Parasite' makes history

Agency News

"Parasite", the South Korean film, has created a new history in Oscar by being chosen as the best film.

This is the first non-English language film to win best picture and its director Bong Joon Ho won another Oscar for original screenplay. Parasite won four Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best International Feature Film and Best Original Screenplay.

Many anticipated the Oscar for the best film will go for the World War I epic ‘1917’. But Parasite stole the award beating all expectations. The overwhelmed director, Bong Joon Ho, graciously singled out his fellow nominees for the coveted prize of Hollywood. The film shockingly unravels how the greed and class discrimination threaten the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan.

Parasite won the award competing against Ford Vs Ferrari, The Irishman, Jojo Rabbit, Joker, Little Women, Marriage Story, 1917 and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Parasite had already created history in South Korea as It's the country's first Oscar nominee in any category. This was the first Korean film to win the Palme d'Or, the top prize at Cannes. It's also grossed more than $160 million at the global box office -- over $30 million of that in the US -- and it's still opening in new territories.