The 2020 Academy Awards were an important milestone for the South Korean director BONG Joon-ho*, whose most recent film Parasite (2019) won four Oscars, including Best Picture. In fact, the film made Academy Awards history for being the first non-English language film to win that coveted award. Even before this boost in international acclaim, however, over the past twenty years Bong had been an acclaimed director in his native country and around the world. In this class, we will celebrate the director's achievements by watching and discussing his works starting from Parasite and working in reverse chronological order down to his film school projects from the 1990s.
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Gerald Graff and Kathy Birkenstein's They Say / I Say: The Moves that Matter in Academic Writing, 4th edition, W.W. Norton & Company, 2018.
Parasite (dir. Bong Joon-ho, 2019)
We will be watching this during second week. The film can be bought or rented in the US from YouTube, Prime Video, Google Play, and Vudu. On April 8th, the film will also be part of Hulu's line-up, so you will be able to watch it there with Hulu subscription.
* His family name is Bong, his given name is Joon-ho.