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.

Actress Park So Dam who appeared in “Parasite” shared a group photo of film production company Bareunson CEO Kwak Shin Ae, Song Kang Ho, and director Bong Joon Ho.

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.”

Kim Go Eun shared a poster of “Parasite” and the caption, “Wow!” Actress Han Ji Min commented on her post with, “It’s amazing!”

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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.

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