‘Parasite’ makes history with Oscar 2020 nominations

Parasite made history as it becomes the first South Korean movie to be nominated for Best Picture and Best International Film.

Bong Joon Ho is also nominated as Best Director, in addition to the original screenplay with Jin Won Han. It also got a film editing nod for Jinmo Yang and a production design nod for Lee Ha Jun and Cho Won Woo.

Parasite had a world premiere in the 2019 Cannes Film Festival where it was warmly embraced by critics.

The movie is about a family of small-time con artists and grifters who become entangled with a wealthy businessman, his wife, and their children were praised as a twisty thriller that had incisive things to say about income inequality.

Parasite is the first Korean film to win the Palme d’Or, Cannes’ highest honor.

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