* Date : 2019-06-04
South Korean cinema reached a memorable milestone in France on May 25 local time, as director Bong Joon-ho's 'Parasite' was awarded the Palme d'Or, the highest honor at Cannes Film Festival. This is especially significant given that South Korean cinema is celebrating its centennial anniversary this year. The country's film industry has grown by leaps and bounds over the last 100 years, now the fifth-largest in the world as of 2017. It has also drawn an audience of over 200 million people every year since 2013, while attracting the attention of many fans and critics worldwide. Bong's latest film 'Parasite', has also been pre-sold to 192 countries worldwide, highlighting the world's growing interest and demand in Korean cinema. In this week's edition of 'Foreign Correspondents', we sit down with our panel of journalist to discuss Bong Joon ho's big win at Cannes Film Festival, and discuss the present and future of South Korea's film industry.