Director Bong Joon-ho back in his element with Parasite

After making two films with Western studios, acclaimed director Bong Joon-ho is back with a South Korean social satire which picked up the Palme d'Or prize recently

Critics are hailing the black comedy Parasite as a return to form for Bong Joon-ho. The film took the top prize of the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival last month - a first for a South Korean film - and is also a homecoming of sorts for the celebrated film-maker.

His seventh feature film comes after his dalliance with Western studios, which produced the post-apocalypse thriller Snowpiercer (2013) and corporate satire Okja (2017), two works involving English dialogue and stars from Hollywood and Europe.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 27, 2019, with the headline 'Back in his element with Parasite'. Print Edition | Subscribe