Parasite, a fan favourite directed by Bong Joon-Ho, made Oscar history with its multiple wins, including Best Directing, Best Original Screenplay, Best International Feature Film and most notably the Best Motion Picture awards.
“I’m very ready to drink tonight,so...” he joked on stage after accepting the trophy for Best Motion Picture, making Parasite the FIRST ever Asian Film to win the most prestigious Oscar award!
The film follows the lives of a wealthy household and a lower-income family, prompting us to draw comparisons of their environment and to question the notion of social class and privilege in society.
Although successfully beating out the other major nominees, Bong had stated in an interview that the win was totally unexpected and that he had "just made a movie, as always"
Parasite was also nominated for Best Production Design and Best Film Editing.
If you have not watched it yet, there's good news. Parasite is set to return to in selected TGV and GSC cinemas.