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Около Пон Чунхо и неговия „Оскар” за „Паразит”
Bong Joon-ho Oscar-winning Parasite

Author(s): Andronika Martonova
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Film / Cinema / Cinematography
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: The Korean film Parasite by Bong Joon-ho took an unprecedented haul of four Oscars in 2020. To some, this triumph came as a surprise, and to others it was a long-awaited event. The success of the movie was a result of the Republic of Korea’s comprehensive policy towards reforming the national film industry, but also of skilful dialoguing with the American market and established cinematic models. Bong Joon-ho is among the leading mainstream directors in the Asian country. His style is noted for masterly blending a number of genre principles with their leading elements combining comedy, action and social drama. The specifics of hybridism of the comic in the bosom of Korean film culture are also highlighted. The study makes an impartial analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of Parasite, placing the work not only within the contexts of Bong’s filmography, but also in relation to the significance of other renowned Korean directors. Aspects of the communication between his previous works and the Hollywood system, the American market and the practice to turn successful feature films into TV shows are also traced.

  • Issue Year: 2020
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 13-20
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: English, Bulgarian