A Galician product has made an appearance in the most unexpected of places. The company’s potato chips have made a cameo in a movie that’s getting a lot of buzz these days: “Parasite,” a South Korean dark comedy thriller. The film, which took home the Palme d’Or award at the Cannes Film Festival, is also nominated for six Oscars in categories like Best International Feature Film, Best Motion Picture of the Year, and Best Production Design, among others.
As it turns out, Bonilla a la Vista potato chips, made in Sabón, Galicia, are actually a very popular product in South Korea, where consumers recognize their flavor and quality. The director, Bong Joon-hoen, included them strategically in the film, but it’s not the first time they’ve been in the spotlight in South Korea. Last year the band Stray Kids posed with tins of the Galician potato chips for a magazine photo session. Beyond South Korea, Bonillas a la Vista are currently available in many other countries, including the UK, France, Italy, the US, Panama, Australia, Belgium and Switzerland.