'Parasite' wins four Oscar trophies: Yonhap

Lim Chang-won Reporter() | Posted : Febuary 10, 2020, 11:03 | Updated : Febuary 10, 2020, 14:13


SEOUL -- Bong Joon-ho's sensational black comedy "Parasite" has bagged four Oscar titles, including best picture and best director, to become the first non-English language film to achieve such a feat.

At the 92nd Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday (U.S. local time), Bong's seventh feature film, a tale of class division, won the ceremony's highest prize -- best film.

It outclassed "The Irishman," "Jojo Rabbit," "Ford v Ferrari," "Little Women," "Joker," "Marriage Story," "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" and "1917." It is the first time that a non-English film has been chosen for the top Oscar award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) in the more than 90 years of its history.

The film also won best director, best original screenplay and best international feature film. Bong is the second Asian director to win the Academy's best directing award, after Taiwan's Ang Lee for "Life of Pi."

"Parasite" is also the second subtitled movie to capture the best directing and best international feature film prizes at the same time, following Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" last year.

The top prize winner of last year's Cannes Film Festival is a family satire that depicts the entrenched social class system through the lives of two families, one rich and one poor, with Bong's unique humor and suspense.
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