Bong Joon Ho is one of the world's most celebrated directors. His body of work includes PARASITE, SNOWPIERCER, OKJA, MOTHER, THE HOST, and more. PARASITE, hailed by critics worldwide as one of the best films of 2019, was the recipient of the Palme d'Or Award at the Cannes Film Festival and made history by becoming the first non-English-language film to win an ACADEMY AWARD(R) for Best Picture, which it won along with the 2020 ACADEMY AWARDS(R) for Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best International Feature Film.
PRAISE FOR THE FILM PARASITE:
A flat-out masterpiece...the most important film of the year.
[A] brilliant genre mash-up...Parasite has a rich set of ideas -- relevant ones. It has a righteous, playful sense of humor outmatched only by the beautiful timing and sharp, personable wit of its cast, [and] the wit of its stylish director, who brings his richest storytelling instincts to bear on the material.--Vanity Fair
[Bong Joon Ho's] most arresting social satire yet.--NPR
[Bong's] finest work in a variety of genres.--Chicago Tribune
A spicy genre guacamole with a social commentary that speaks to all of us... the brilliance and uniqueness of Parasite resides not only in the fact that it blends genres seamlessly, but that each sequence, scene, camera angle and performance is incredibly precise.--Alejandro G. Inarritu, Variety
A tremendous work...the most pleasurable experience you [will] have in a movie theater.--GQ
An acid-black comedy that eats at the mind...What keeps you rapt in Parasite is the visual wit -- every shot distills the movie's themes -- and the richness of the characters and performances.--Vulture
Bong is a merchant of stealth.--The New Yorker
Brilliant and insidious.--The Guardian
The best movie of the year so far.--Slate
A social satire of almost breathless audacity, a three-dimensional chess game of Darwinian one-upmanship that is by turns hilarious, terrifying, and brutal.--Boston Globe