Parasite won Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay and Best International Feature Film at the ceremony earlier this month, while Bong triumphed in the Best Director category.
Speaking at a recent press conference in South Korea, Bong revealed that he received a letter of congratulations from Scorsese following his success at the Academy Awards.
“This morning I got a letter from Martin Scorsese,” Bong said. “I can’t tell you what the letter said because it’s something personal.
Bong Joon Ho on the letter he received from Martin Scorsese after PARASITE's historic Oscar wins. pic.twitter.com/KXHII8DCXl
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“But towards the end he wrote, ‘You’ve done well. Now rest. But don’t rest for too long.’”
Bong added: “He continued by saying how he and other directors were waiting for my next movie.”
During his acceptance speech at the Oscars for Best Director, Bong praised Scorsese — prompting a standing ovation for the Irishman director from the audience.
"That quote was from our great Martin Scorsese."
In a heartwarming moment, Bong Joon-ho recognizes Martin Scorsese after winning the Oscar for Best Directing—and the crowd gives Scorsese a standing ovation. https://t.co/8kz7m5vtnF #Oscars pic.twitter.com/s4mOuwPKBQ
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“When I was young and starting in cinema there was a saying that I carved deep into my heart which is, ‘The most personal is the most creative,’” Bong said during his speech. “That quote was from our great Martin Scorsese.”