Following his Palme d'Or win director Bong Joon-ho has had another successful outing at the Sydney Film Festival. "Parasite" won the top prize there, earning him a cash prize of around forty thousand dollars.
The decision was announced at the festival's closing ceremony on June 16th. In his awards speech, Bong Joon-ho praised the festival and particularly the audience. The president of the Sydney Film Festival's jury described "Parasite" as having an outrageous disregard for genre conventions, calling it tender and brutal, beautiful and harsh, funny and tragic, and a masterwork in its exploration of class.
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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