Bong Joon Ho on making ‘Parasite,’ then making history

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"Parasite" director Bong Joon Ho at KCRW. Photo by Christopher Ho.

“Parasite” has already made history as the first Asian movie to ever win the top prize of Best Ensemble at the SAG Awards and the first Korean film to win the Palme d’Or at Cannes. It's also the first Korean movie nominated for Oscar -- or six Oscars to be exact, including Best Picture and Best International film. No foreign-language film has ever won Best Picture...yet. 

Director Bong Joon Ho tells us about clashing with Harvey Weinstein over cuts to his 2013 film “Snowpiercer,” and explains how that led him to make “Okja” for Netflix, even though he prefers to watch films in theaters. And he shares his thinking behind the planned “Parasite” TV series. 



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