Park Chan-wook Praises ‘Squid Game,’ Says ‘Parasite’ Was ‘a Historical Event’

Park Chan-wook had a great week at Cannes, winning Best Director for his new procedural “Decision to Leave.” The “Oldboy” auteur also gave movie lovers a hint about some of his upcoming projects, which, if he gets his way, will include a western, a science fiction film, and a remake of Costa-Gavras’s “The Ax.”The world’s most prestigious festival has always been receptive to the South Korean auteur’s work, but films from his home country have been increasingly well-represented at Cannes in recent years.

Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite” memorably won the Palme d’Or in 2019 before going on to a major Oscars sweep that culminated in a historic Best Picture win.Though Park was making acclaimed films long before Bong’s “Parasite” breakthrough, the director is thrilled to see more Korean films receiving international acclaim.

In an interview with Variety, he praised the impact that “Parasite” had on the film industry.

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