Selected by the Film Editors Branch. Special Guest: introduction by author Karen Han.

Selected by the Film Editors Branch. 

Filmmaker Bong Joon-Ho’s unpredictable blend of comedy and thriller, about a struggling family (led by Bong regular Song Kang-ho) who ingratiate themselves into an affluent household with disastrous results, became the first film not in the English language to win the Best Picture Oscar. The film also won Oscars for International Feature Film, Directing, and Writing (Original Screenplay), and was nominated for its production design and for Yang Jinmo’s editing, a key component of the film’s effortless tonal balance. 

DIRECTED BY: Bong Joon Ho. WRITTEN BY: Bong Hoon Ho, Han Jin Won. STORY BY: Bong Joon Ho. WITH: Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik. 2019. 132 min. South Korea. Color. Scope. Korean. Rated R. DCP.
Academy Museum film programming generously funded by the Richard Roth Foundation.