South Korean film Parasite has made history, becoming the first foreign language film to take the top prize at the Oscars. Bong Joon Ho’s subtitled black comedy won the most gongs of the night, taking home four in total.
It’s a watershed moment for the Academy Awards, which has never seen a non-English language film win best picture.
It’s also the first ever Korean film to take home an Oscar.
While many thought Sam Mendes’ wartime epic 1917 would nab the prize, it was the word-of-mouth box office smash that took home the statuette on the night. Bong’s seventh feature film tackles capitalism, greed and class discrimination. An emotional Bong said his film had “opened the door” for non-English films at the Academy Awards. … see more