SEOUL (Reuters) – director of "Parasite" Bong Joon-ho said he was surprised and enjoyed when he won the Oscar nomination on Monday, the first historical history for the South Korean film industry and a sign that language is no longer a barrier to global success.
"Parasite," dark comic due to the huge gap between the wealthy people and the poor in South Korea.
"Every time they announced the new nominations, it was so exciting, because we didn't expect any of this," Bong told Reuters Television in an interview in California.
Bong discussed the challenges of previous international films breaking the "language barrier" around the world, but said the nominations suggest that these barriers may now be falling.
"We can say that there are fewer of these language barriers by the whole society, because of the internet, social media and streaming services and this may have been 'Parasite & # 39'. , benefit from that global trend, "he said.
In a video shared online by the production company NEON, one of the stars of the show, Song Kang-ho manages to pour a cup of coffee as he and others in the room enthusiastically celebrate.
"You are a global superstar sign: You don't pour your coffee when your film is named for the Best Picture," the company said.
(Reporting by Sangmi Cha; Writing by Josh Smith; Editing by Sandra Maler)
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