Director Bong Joon Ho’s latest masterpiece Parasite won the Best Foreign Film award at the 45th César Awards held at Salle Pleyel theatre in Paris, France on Feb. 28 (in local time). On the same day, the Best Film’s honoree was Les Misérables directed by Ladj Ly while Roman Polanski won the Best Director award through his new work An Officer and a Spy.
Parasite was nominated for the Best Foreign Film category at the César Awards a month ago, competing with other six films including Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Pain and Glory, Joker (2019) and The Traitor. The César Awards, which is the French equivalent to the Oscars, is considered the highest honor in the French film industry. Before Parasite’s win this year, the honoree of the Best Foreign Film category at the 44th César Awards last year was Shoplifters, a Japanese movie directed by Kore-eda Hirokazu.
Congratulations again to Bong Joon Ho and all the crew of Parasite!