Bong Joon-ho

"With my films, sometimes people don’t know whether to laugh or whether it’s a serious scene, and they’ll ask me: 'Was it supposed to be funny?' It’s awkward for the audience, though a lot of people do like that about the films. It’s often hard for the marketing team to figure out how to market the film. But it’s inevitable, it’s my tendency, and I feel bad for the people trying to help my film. But I don’t think it’ll change anytime soon.” - Bong Joon-ho, Film Comment

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