Parasite created history at the 92nd Academy Awards, The cast and crew seized the stage with their victory.
The triumph of this Korean Film, Parasite contributed a major significance to the global cinema. Producer Kwak Sin Ae said [via a translator] “I feel like a very opportune moment in history is happening right now.”
The irresistible buzz around the film, which fixates on two families on opposite sides of South Korea’s economy, ended up being unreasonably incredible for its Oscar rivals, which incorporated a portion of Hollywood’s most significant filmmakers. During the acceptance speech for Best Screenplay, Bong Joon Ho told the audience, “we never write to represent our countries, but this is a very first Oscar to South Korea.”
Bong Joon-ho’s comedy-thriller Parasite was the first non-English film and first South Korean film to win the best picture at the Academy Awards and the first film to win both the best international feature as well as the title of best picture. Moreover “Parasite” picked up the best director, best international feature film and best original screenplay. Alongside with the victory of the film at the Oscars, the Academy made a choice to honor a film unlike any of those honored in the past 91 ceremonies.
It is a socio-cultural breakthrough. For over a decade the nation has furrowed its capital into the purported Korean wave or Hallyu, K-dramas, K-pop, and Korean films. The awards from the Academy are confirmation that this social wave has come smashing down on Hollywood. In any case, chief Bong Joon-ho accepts his impact is not even close to that of K-pop icons BTS. He says in an interview, “I think BTS has 3000 times the power and influence I have. I think Korea produces a lot of great artists because we are very emotionally dynamic people.”