The director of the award-winning film “Parasite” will take the reins of Sight & Sound’s next issue!
On 20 January, Sight & Sound announced the exciting news, marking Bong Joon Ho as the magazine’s first ever guest editor.
The acclaimed director will oversee the magazine’s March 2020 issue, which will be available digitally on 3 February. It will later be available on newsstands on 6 February.
The issue will reveal storyboards from “Parasite”, a career profile, a personal tribute from Bong Joon Ho to the late South Korean director Kim Kiyoung and his selection of the 20 most exciting up-and-coming directors to watch from around the world.
Bong Joon Ho expressed his excitement to work with the magazine, stating, “I’m very happy to work with Sight & Sound. It’s a strange feeling because when I studied cinema around 30 years ago I used to read Sight & Sound magazine a lot. I read it with my Film Society members. Sometimes we even got illegally copied issues and read them. So it’s very meaningful for me and I’m greatly honoured to work on this issue as a guest editor.”
Check out Sight & Sound’s introductory video of Bong Joon Ho as their guest editor below.