SEOUL (Reuters) – A pro-North Korea daily praised Academy Awards best picture-winning South Korean movie “Parasite” on Friday, calling it a masterpiece that “starkly exposed the reality” of the rich-poor gap in South Korea.
“Parasite” became the first foreign-language film to win best picture in the 92-year history of the Academy Awards on Feb 9. It won a total of four Oscars, including best director and original screenplay for Director Bong Joon-ho and best international feature film.
“A masterpiece that has artfully and sharply cut through the reality of a handful of loan sharks living well while ruling over an overwhelming majority, who they consider as dogs or pigs, has been recognised as No. 1 in the U.S.- and Caucasian-centric film industry,” the Japan-based Choson Sinbo newspaper said.
The film is a tale of two South Korean families – the wealthy Parks and the poor Kims – that mirrors the deepening disparities in Asia’s fourth-largest economy and has…
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