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Cardinal Yeom congratulates "Parasite" director Bong on winning Oscars

Movies 16:03 February 11, 2020

SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Yonhap) -- Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung on Tuesday congratulated Bong Joon-ho, director of "Parasite," on winning four Oscars, including best picture.

In his congratulatory message to Bong, the archbishop of Seoul said the achievement gave "joy and hope" to South Koreans grappling with fears of the new coronavirus.

"I congratulate director Michael Bong Joon-ho on his film 'Parasite's ascent to win four prizes, including best picture at the 92nd Academy Awards," he said.

"Like the messages from director Bong's film, I hope we all won't forget the precious value of people and love in a world as diverse as the movies," he said.

The cardinal also congratulated the actors and staff and celebrated the 101st year of Korean cinema.

Bong won the best picture, best screenplay, best director and best international feature film prizes at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday (local time).

Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung (Yonhap)


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