‘Parasite’ wins Oscar for Best International Feature Film

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By Park Si-soo- Korea Times

Bong Joon-ho’s black comedy “Parasite” won the Oscar for Best International Feature Film.

“I applaud and support the new direction that this change symbolizes,” said writer-director Bong Joon-ho, who bested a field that included Pedro Almodovar’s “Pain and Glory” and Ladj Ly’s “Les Miserables.”

The film, about a poor South Korean family infiltrating a wealthy household, is expected to battle “1917,” Sam Mendes’s innovative and personal World War I movie, for the night’s top prize, best picture.

“I’m ready to drink tonight,” Bong — who earlier won the award for best original screenplay — said to applause and laughter.

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