Parasite Director Bong Joon-ho Greeted by Applause Upon Returning to South Korea


(INCHEON, South Korea) — Director Bong Joon-ho smiled and waved at a ready crowd on Sunday as he arrived dwelling in South Korea, his first journey again since he gained 4 Oscars for his film Parasite, together with the award for Best Picture.

The gang clapped and cheered as Bong walked out of the arrivals gate at Incheon Worldwide Airport.

“It’s been a long journey in the United States and I’m pleased that it got wrapped up nicely,” Bong stated, talking in Korean. “Now, I am happy that I can quietly return to creating, which is my main occupation.”

Individuals take images of South Korean director Bong Joon-ho upon his arrival on the Incheon Worldwide Airport in Incheon, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020.

He additionally joked that he would wash his arms to hitch the motion to defeat a brand new virus that has sickened tens of hundreds, largely in China.

“I’ll diligently wash my hands from now on and participate in this movement to defeat coronavirus,” he stated. As of Sunday, South Korea had 29 confirmed circumstances of the new virus, which the World Well being Group has named COVID-19, referring to its origin late final 12 months and the coronavirus that causes it.

“Parasite” was the primary non-English-language movie to win Greatest Image within the 92-year historical past of the Academy Awards, and is the primary South Korean film to ever win an Oscar, beautiful moviemakers and followers around the globe.

Bong plans to carry a information convention with the employees and forged of “Parasite” on Wednesday in Seoul.

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