On June 26th the Korean Film Council (KOFIC) held a reception celebrating "Parasite"'s Palme d'Or win at the Cannes Film Festival. The purpose of the event was to act as a rewards bonus for those who had supported the film's production and distribution.
Director Bong Joon-ho, cinematographer Hong Kyung-pyo, and other crew members were there. Most of the cast was also present, with Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Jo Yeo-jung, Choi Wooshik, Park So-dam, Jang Hye-jin, Lee Jung-eun, and Park Myung-hoon all in attendance.
KOFIC Chairman Oh Seok-geun, himself a former director, described "Parasite"'s success at Cannes as being the crowning effort of one hundred years of Korean film history. He promised to support future efforts to raise the profile of South Korean film on the international stage.
Choi Wooshik said that the success of "Parasite" was only made possible by all the support the production received. Director Bong Joon-ho also thanked those present for making "Parasite"'s domestic wide release and box office success possible.
Kind words were not reserved solely for Korean participants in the project. The Venice International Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival were also singled out for their support. Domestically, "Parasite" recently passed the nine million viewer milestone.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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