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‘Parasite’: Creativity and education policy

Jakarta   /   Sat, February 15, 2020   /  10:30 am
‘Parasite’: Creativity and education policy A class apart: South Korean director Bong Joon-ho poses with the Oscars for his movie Parasite. The film exposes sad truths about class struggle in South Korea. (Reuters/Eric Gaillard)

Bong Joon-ho was down to earth when he said: “I am honored to win this award. Although the film is in Korean, I think the story and nonverbal expression is the universal language.” Winning best original screenplay at the 2020 Writers Guild Awards, BAFTA awards and Oscars looked easy for him and co-writer Han Jin-won. It took hard work and, for sure, creativity. Bong’s movie Parasite won the Oscar for best film— the first Asian movie to make the mark, too. It was nominated for the award in the prestigious competition along with 1917, Joker, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, The Irishman, Little Women, Jojo Rabbit, Ford v Ferrari and Marriage Story, which were the works of titan directors. Indeed, Bong, the grandson of novelist Park Taewon, surprised the world with his extraordinary work. He created the film in the Korean language, yet...

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