We hear from Director Bong Joon Ho on how his South Korean movie Parasite achieved it’s Four Oscar Win. This is from the press conference after the awards ceremony. Producer Kwak Sin Ae also comments in the video.
Director Bong Joon Ho was attempting to understand hisself how the win was achieved. He mentioned his comments the one-inch barrier of subtitles he first made at the Golden Globes. He went on to conclude, “I feel like that was already a little late. People were already overcoming these barriers. There are streaming services, YouTube, social media, and the environment that we currently live in, I think we are all connected”
Producer Kwak Sin Ae was asked to comment on significance of the history of the night. “So it’s the first time a Korean film has been nominated for the Oscars, so to just win one award would have been a huge celebration. But to win in four categories, six Oscars in total, I can’t even imagine the atmosphere in Korea right now.”
She also commented of the Best Picture win, “To win Best Picture means that this film was voted by the members of the Academy. I realized that that would signal the beginning of a different kind of change for international cinema, not just for Korea”.
Parasite‘s press conference after the awards ceremony