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What ‘Parasite’s’ Oscar victory means

We dared to hope. Ever since Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite” first began being screened in 2019, we dared to imagine this could win an Academy Award. The Korean director had amassed an impressive body of work, from the psychological urban drama “Barking Dogs Don’t Bite” to his Hollywood environmental romp “Okja” as a visionary and a …

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Park So-dam, Bae Doona and the women in Bong Joon-ho’s films

Whether or not he wins an Academy Award, Korean director Bong Joon-ho is the most talked about director right now. That’s because his 2019 film “Parasite” is an extraordinary genre-defying work that brings a larger, more diverse audience to Bong’s similarly extraordinary earlier works. A story of families and societal stratification, “Parasite” won big at …

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