The chief of Cannes Film Festival has questioned Parasite’s Best Picture Oscar win.
Frémaux then spoke about Bong Joon-ho’s 2021 Best Picture winner Parasite, asking: “How can a non-American film win the Oscar for Best Film since it’s a ceremony in honour of American cinema?”
The Oscar for Best Film must go to an American film, like the César for the Best Film goes to a French film and the Goya goes to a Spanish film.”
He said he did not “understand” why Triangle of Sadness, Ruben Östlund’s internationally produced Best Picture nominee, “can’t vie for a Best International Film Oscar, even if it’s in English”.
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