On August 22nd the Korean Film Council officially announced that "Parasite" would be the movie sent to represent South Korea at the 92nd Academy Awards. Though "Parasite" has long been a foregone conclusion for this designation, the Korean Film Council also considered seven other films - "Dark Figure of Crime", "Idol", "Swing Kids", "House of Hummingbird", "MAL-MO-E: The Secret Mission", "Innocent Witness", and "A Resistance".
Judges responsible for the selection of "Parasite" cited its high profile win of the Palme d'Or at the Cannes International Film Festival, its wide reach into the international festival circuit, and director Bong Joon-ho's strong personal reputation internationally as a director of note. Costuming and technical mastery were also cited as high points which were expected to impress American Academy members.
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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