From left: Choi Woo-shik, Song Kang-ho, Chang Hyde-jin and Park So-dam in a still from Parasite. It is unclear whether the first foreign-language winner of the Oscar for best picture will be screened in China, and speculation censors won’t permit it.

After Parasite’s Oscars triumph, film fans wait on its China release; some think state censors won’t allow it in cinemas

  • Korean films have fallen foul of China’s censors several times in recent years because of their controversial subject matter or depictions of sex and violence
  • Chinese film fans envy South Korea’s liberal climate that allows filmmakers to thrive
Topic |   Asian cinema: Korean films
From left: Choi Woo-shik, Song Kang-ho, Chang Hyde-jin and Park So-dam in a still from Parasite. It is unclear whether the first foreign-language winner of the Oscar for best picture will be screened in China, and speculation censors won’t permit it.
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