Following its debut on the Cannes Film Festival final fall, Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite generated an enormous wave of buzz… and that buzz remains to be flowing today simply as strongly because it was again then. The proof of that is the entire chatter surrounding the film throughout this awards season, which notably simply resulted within the movie successful the Best Foreign Language Film award on the 2020 Golden Globes.
The film’s author/director took the stage to just accept his trophy, and in coordination together with his translator, he delivered an superior message to the movie-going public in regards to the exploration and appreciation of movies that don’t characteristic English as the first language. Speaking by means of his translator, Bong Joon-ho stated,
To full his time on stage, Bong Joon-ho stated the final line of his temporary speech in English himself, saying about his colleagues and the viewers,
As far as that final bit is anxious, Parasite is definitely an exceptional instance. The movie is notably a satire that takes intention at class and wealth disparity, and whereas it’s a story that’s set in South Korea, and options Korean character talking Korean, the messages that it will get throughout about trendy society are relevant in nearly each developed nation. Cinema is an artform that brings us all collectively in understanding, as a result of the fact is that none of us are actually all that completely different.
In the award successful movie, Woo-sik Choi, So-dam Park, Kang-ho Song, and Hye-jin Jang star as a decrease class household that begins to infiltrate the world of an upper-class family, beginning with the son, Ki-woo, getting a job as an English tutor for one of many youngsters. Just as you assume you will have Parasite all discovered, nonetheless, the story takes a pointy left flip that no movie-goer on this planet might ever predict.
It’s an unimaginable piece of labor, and nicely deserving of not solely its new Golden Globe trophy, but additionally the numerous others it’s been amassing, and can proceed to gather, as this yr’s award season continues. It must be famous that the win can be historical past making, because the film is the primary South Korean entry to win an award from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
For these of you who haven’t had the expertise of watching Parasite but, and people of you who’re excited to observe it once more, the movie is now obtainable on numerous OnDemand platforms and as a digital rental, and can be out on Blu-ray and DVD. If you’re within the latter group, I’d completely suggest seeing it as shortly as doable, because the chatter surrounding this film most undoubtedly isn’t going away any time quickly, and it’s actually greatest to enter the plot realizing as little about it as doable.