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S. Korean Director Bong Joon-ho Listed in French Encyclopedia

S. Korean Director Bong Joon-ho Listed in French Encyclopedia

SEOUL, May 27 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s Cannes-winning filmmaker Bong Joon-ho has had his name listed in a renowned French encyclopedia for his cinematic achievements and recognition in the European nation, a report showed Thursday. In the latest edition of “Petit Larousse Illustre,” a French-language encyclopedic dictionary launched in 1905, the South Korean director [...]

‘Parasite’ Director Bong Joon-ho to Present at Upcoming Oscars

‘Parasite’ Director Bong Joon-ho to Present at Upcoming Oscars

SEOUL, April 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Bong Joon-ho, the Oscar-winning director of South Korean black comedy “Parasite,” will be part of a 15-member “ensemble cast” that will present at the Academy Awards later this month. Bong, who directed the 2019 film that fetched four Oscars, including best picture and best director, will join former winners [...]

Bong Joon-ho Charms Hollywood with Sense of Humor, Respect for Fellow Cineast at Oscars

Bong Joon-ho Charms Hollywood with Sense of Humor, Respect for Fellow Cineast at Oscars

SEOUL, Feb. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — It took about 40 years for a timid 12-year-old South Korean boy who dreamed of becoming a film director to grow up and capture four Oscar statuettes, including the most prestigious best picture. His black comedy “Parasite” was the biggest winner of this year’s Academy Awards held at Dolby [...]

‘Parasite’ Likely to be Remade into Drama Series on HBO

‘Parasite’ Likely to be Remade into Drama Series on HBO

SEOUL, Jan. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Bong Joon-ho’s sensational thriller “Parasite” will be made into a TV series on U.S. premium cable channel HBO, the film’s production house said Friday. “Director Bong and Adam McKay will participate in the project as executive producers, with HBO,” said an official from the film’s investor-distributor CJ ENM. The [...]

Bong Joon-ho’s Interpreter Wows U.S. Film Industry amid Award-winning Rally of ‘Parasite’

Bong Joon-ho’s Interpreter Wows U.S. Film Industry amid Award-winning Rally of ‘Parasite’

SEOUL, Jan. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean director Bong Joon-ho of “Parasite” might be the busiest man in the ongoing U.S. winter awards season, hoisting numerous trophies and delivering acceptance speeches onstage. As the director has been increasingly doing media interviews and making it onto talk shows, moreover, the person next to the eclectic [...]

Golden Globe for ‘Parasite’ Marks Mainstream Success in U.S.

Golden Globe for ‘Parasite’ Marks Mainstream Success in U.S.

SEOUL, Jan. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Bong Joon ho’s “Parasite” has made history again. The class satire was named best foreign language film at this year’s Golden Globes Awards ceremony on Sunday (U.S. time), becoming the first South Korean movie ever to receive a prize from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which organizes the annual [...]