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Bong Joon-ho      

South Korean Director & Screenwriter Known for "Parasite" and "Okja"

Bong Joon-ho is a South Korean award-winning film director and screenwriter. His films often feature dark comedy, sudden mood shifts and uncomfortable subject matter.

In 2019, Bong became the first Korean director to win the prestigious Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival when his film Parasite won the award.

In 2017, Bong was named #13 on the Metacritic list of Best Film Directors of the 21st Century.

His other films include the crime drama Memories Of Murder (2003), Okja (2017), the monster movie The Host (2006) and the sci-fi action film Snowpiercer (2013), with the latter two being among the highest-grossing films of all time in South Korea.

Critically acclaimed film director Quentin Tarantino once declared that "Bong Joon-ho is like Steven Spielberg in his prime."

His film Parasite, won four awards at the 2020 Oscars. This included Best International Feature Film, Original Screenplay and Best Motion Picture. Bong took home Achievement in Directing for his work on this film as well.

In 2017, Bong was included on Metacritic's list of the 25 best film directors of the 21st century. In 2020, Bong was included in Time's annual list of 100 Most Influential People and Bloomberg 50.

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Cannes: Pedro Almodovar, Terrence Malick, Bong Joon-ho Appear Headed for Competition
Films from a number of big-name returning auteurs – including Xavier Dolan, Pedro Almodovar, Terrence Malick, Bong Joon-ho and Ken Loach – appear to have a lock on competing at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, making for a stronger and starrier lineup than last year’s slate, sources tell Variety.
First Trailer for Bong Joon-ho's Mysterious Thriller 'Parasite'
After his globe-trotting, multi-lingual adventure Okja, Bong Joon-ho returned solely to South Korea for his follow-up, a smaller-scale, mysterious drama titled.
Bong Joon Ho's 'Parasite' Trailer Suggests A Tale Of Envy And ...
In his new film, Bong Joon Ho tells the story of a young man and his unemployed family who become obsessed with another family, one that is seemingly better ...
Bong Joon-ho's 'Parasite' Picked up by Neon at AFM 2018 ...
The drama marks Bong's return to Korean-language cinema after his English- language ... AFM: Neon Nabs Bong Joon-ho's 'Parasite' From CJ Entertainment.

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