Oscars: South Korean movie Parasite wins Best International Feature Film
Los Angeles/IBNS: South Korean movie Parasite won the Best International Feature Film at the ongoing 92nd Academy Awards ceremony.
The Oscar award ceremony is being held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
Parasite is a 2019 South Korean black comedy thriller film directed by Bong Joon-ho, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Han Jin-won.
He also won the best director award.
It stars Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik, and Park So-dam, and follows the members of a poor household who scheme to become employed by a wealthy family by infiltrating the household and posing as unrelated, highly qualified individuals.
The film premiered at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival on 21 May 2019, where it became the first Korean film to win the Palme d'Or and the first to win with a unanimous vote since 2013's Blue Is the Warmest Colour. It was then released in South Korea by CJ Entertainment on 30 May 2019.