Bong Joon-ho, Palme d'Or winner for Parasite, says Asian cinema is riding a wave

Bong Joon-ho's (first from right) Parasite took the top prize of the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
Bong Joon-ho's (first from right) Parasite took the top prize of the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.PHOTO: GOLDEN VILLAGE

SINGAPORE - 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 in May - 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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