After making historic strides with “Parasite” at the Academy Awards earlier this year with “Parasite“, the very first South Korean feature film to compete and win Oscars, including its first foreign-language film victory, which also took home the top honor for Best Picture. The films director, Bong Joon Ho also won Oscars in the Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, and Best International Feature film categories. To top off the triumphant wins was Bong receiving a personal letter from Martin Scorsese after the Oscars. The “Parasite” director revealed at a press conference in South Korea that he received a letter from Scorsese personally congratulating him on his Oscar wins.
“This morning I got a letter from Martin Scorsese,” Bong told journalists. “I can’t tell you what the letter said because it’s something personal. But towards the end he wrote, ‘You’ve done well. Now rest. But don’t rest for too long. Directors are waiting for my next movie.”
Bong considers Scorsese one of his idols. One of the greatest Oscar moments of the evening came when Bong took a moment while accepting his Best Director victory. While it is unclear what Bong will direct next, he is gearing up with Adam McKay to produce a HBO mini-series that will be an English-language remake. Scorsese is also preparing for his next project titled “Killers of the Flower Moon” that begins principle photography this spring. The film will star longtime actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, which the film has been described by Scorsese as his first Western. “Parasite” is still playing in theaters, and is available to rent on Blu-ray and streaming platforms.