Kim Go Eun, Yoo Ah In, President Moon Jae In, And More Congratulate Director Bong Joon Ho For Winning Palme D’Or
Celebrities and public figures congratulated Bong Joon Ho for his amazing achievement.
On May 25 local time, Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite” became the first Korean film ever to win the Palme d’Or at the 72nd Cannes Festival.
South Korean President Moon Jae In congratulated Bong Joon Ho in a heartfelt message.
The president’s full statement is below:
I congratulate director on receiving Palme d’Or at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival.
Award-winning film “Parasite” was acknowledged as the most outstanding film out of all of the films in the past year. It’s a very glorious event. I’m overjoyed along with our citizens who treasure our films.
I know how much effort is needed to create one film from the director, actors, and staff, to the scenario, and producing. Many people’s passion that was poured into “Parasite” created big pride about our country’s film. I thank you as a representative of the citizens. More than anything, I’m proud of the name ‘Bong Joon Ho’ that is risen as a global director after dreaming since you were 12 years old and slowly began working your way up.
Director Bong Joon Ho’s films began with our everyday lives and show the value and dynamics of that everyday. The stories that you find in ordinary everyday lives. I’m so curious about this film ‘Parasite’ and want to see it soon.
This is a meaningful year celebrating the 100th years of Korean films. The leaf of the Palme d’Or that we heard about this early morning became a gift to all of the people in the film industry who have helped grow our films and our citizens as audiences with high standards.
The status of Korean culture has risen one step. Congratulations once again.
올해는 한국영화 100년을 맞는 뜻깊은 해입니다. 오늘 새벽 우리에게 전해진 종려나무 잎사귀는 그동안 우리 영화를 키워온 모든 영화인과 수준높은 관객으로 영화를 사랑해온 우리 국민들에게 의미있는 선물이 되었습니다.
한류 문화의 위상이 한층 높아졌습니다. 다시 한번 수상을 축하합니다. pic.twitter.com/InxE569L3w
— 문재인 (@moonriver365) May 26, 2019
She wrote, “A photo and news from Cannes..Congratulations to our father director Bong and CEO Kwak..and I love you. I miss everyone so much. Lee Jung Eun, Lee Sun Gyun, Jang Hye Jin, Jo Yeo Jeung, Choi Woo Shik. All of the actors and staff who worked together on ‘Parasite.’ Everyone who worked hard until ‘Parasite’ was created in places that we can’t see. And the director. Thank you so much. All of the times were joyful and joyful again. Thank you so much. See you soon in theaters. It’s premiering on May 30, 2019.”
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깐느에서 날아온 사진과 소식..❤️ 우리아부지와 봉감독님 그리구 곽대표님? 축하드립니다.. 사랑합니다… 모두모두 보고싶습니다..??❤️ 정은언니, 선균오빠, 혜진언니, 여정언니, 우식오빠. #기생충 과 함께 했던 모든 배우분들, 모든 스탭분들, 기생충이 만들어지기까지 보이지 않는 곳에서 힘써주신 모든 분들.. 그리고 감독님.. 정말 감사합니다. 모든 시간들이 행복했고 또 행복했습니다. 정말 감사합니다. _ 곧 극장에서 만나요 우리? 2019.05.30 개봉이래요? #4일뒤개봉 !! 헤헷 #parasite #cannesfilmfestival
Yoo Ah In attended last year’s Cannes Film Festival after appearing in Lee Chang Dong’s film “Burning.” Along with a picture of Song Kang Ho and Bong Joon Ho at Cannes, he expressed his pride. He also added hashtags, “Parasite,” “Song Kang Ho,” “Bong Joon Ho,” cinematographer “Hong Kyung Pyo,” and “Korea.”
Director Yim Pil Sung shared a screenshot of the moment director Bong Joon Ho won the Palme d’Or at the film festival. He wrote, “Congratulations! ‘Parasite.'” Singer Yoon Jong Shin commented on his post, saying, “This is amazing..Really..The director is the only person who can relay my congratulations haha.”
“Parasite” is a family black comedy film about the unemployed family of Ki Taek (played by Song Kang Ho) and the strange events that unfold when his oldest son Ki Woo (played by Choi Woo Sik) enters the home of CEO Park (played by Lee Sun Kyun) to interview as an expensive tutor.
Top photo credits: Xportsnews.