Bong recently spoke with Gold Derby senior editor Zach Laws about his reaction to winning the Palme d’Or, how he explores the human condition and class divide in “Parasite” and his collaborations with actor Song Kang-ho.
SEEBong Joon Ho (‘Parasite’) is rising fast in the Oscar race for Best Director
Gold Derby: Bong Joon-ho, your new film, “Parasite,” has received international acclaim and a lot of awards buzz. I wanna start off just by asking you about the Palme d’Or win. Did you have a sense that you might’ve been in the running for that? Were you surprised by it?