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Cary Joji Fukunaga
“When I see an image in my head that compels me, where there’s this mystery about what’s going to happen next or could happen next, I’ll be intrigued.” – Cary Joji Fukunaga
When South Korean director Bong Joon-ho screened his 2019 film Parasite at the Cannes Film Festival, which won the Palme d’Or, the eight-minute standing ovation was a harbinger of things to come. The beautifully
crafted, gritty film made history at the 2020 Academy Awards, garnering four Oscars including Best Picture, the first for a non-English language film. Joon-ho began making films in 2000, gradually drawing international attention for his remarkably intricate story-telling and unique style with 2007’s The Host, 2014’s Snowpiercer and 2017’s Okja. During Joon-ho’s Oscar acceptance speech he paid tribute to directors and fellow nominees Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorcese, who have both publicly stated the admiration is mutual.
 art Japanese and part Swedish, director Cary Joji Fukunaga has a Mexican stepfather and an Argentine stepmother, and adeptly navigates myriad cultures. His body of work is equally diverse. Fukunaga’s first feature film, 2009’s award-winning Sin Nombre,
depicted the plight of Latin American migrants. The following year he took on the classic Jane Eyre, directing Michael Fassbender and Judi Dench. After that came Beasts of No Nation with Idris Elba and the first season of HBO’s True Detective. But without a doubt 2020’s 007-thriller No Time to Die will be this red-hot director’s biggest hit to date.
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Bong Joon-ho
“Korean cinema has a long history. There are many masters that have yet to be introduced to the Western audience.” – Bong Joon-hu
 Photos Courtesy Of: Linda Nylind, EON Production, MUBI, NEON + CJ Entertainment

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