Bong Joon-ho arrived with a triumphant welcome last Sunday to his native South Korea, after becoming not only the first filmmaker in the country to win 4 Oscar Awards, but also to be the first to win Best Film with a film in He does not speak English.
During his arrival at Incheon International Airport, the director was approached by a crowd of fans and press who cheered his name while clapping.
“It has been a long trip in the United States and I am glad that it has finished well,” the director told the press in Korean. Now, I am happy to be able to calmly create again, which is my main occupation ”
“Parasite” was the first non-English language film to win the Best Film in the 92-year history of the Academy Awards, and is the first South Korean film to win an Oscar.