Bong Joon-ho is a South Korean film director and screenwriter. He garnered international acclaim for his second feature film Memories of Murder (2003), before achieving commercial success with his subsequent films The Host (2006) and Snowpiercer (2013), both of which are among the highest-grossing films of all time in South Korea.
Okja, which premiered at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, and Parasite, which won the Palme d’Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. He became the first Korean director to win the Palme d’Or at Cannes.
Parasite also won Best Foreign Language Film at the 77th Golden Globe Awards, with Bong nominated for Best Director and Best Screenplay for his work.