‘Parasite’ Wins Golden Globes 2020 For Best Motion Picture
Inarguably one of the best mindblowing movies of 2019, ‘Parasite’ by Bong Joon-Ho was worthy of a box-office hit. The drama-comedy-thriller features one of the most ruthless realities of life: unequal wealth displacement. A poverty-struck family hustles a wealthy family to get jobs, which unintentionally leads to grave consequences. The masterpiece story has now gone all the way to win Golden Globes 2020.
Parasite Movie Is Off To A Great 2020
Director and writer Bong Joon-Ho kept his prestige of writing a foreign movie by delivering his acceptance speech in a foreign language. The translator standing next to him translated for the audience:
“Once you overcome the one-inch tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films. Just being nominated along with fellow, amazing international filmmakers was a huge honor. I think we use only one language: the cinema.”
‘Parasite’ movie won Golden Globes 2020 for Best Motion Picture Foreign Language. Other nominees of the same category included The Farewell (U.S), Les Miserables (France), Pain and Glory (Spain) and Portrait of a Lady on Fire (France).
In total Parasite’s nominations were in two more categories: Best Director, and Best Screenplay. It could have been three more but the movie could not qualify for Best Picture honor. HFPA stipulates that a movie has to be more than 50 percent in English in order to qualify for the category. Parasite, however, is completely in Korean.
However, that did not stop Bong Joon-Ho from creating a masterpiece entertainment, complete with a theatrical performance. Even Wall Street Journal writes:
“A masterpiece of serial surprises from the Korean filmmaker Bong Joon Ho.”
If you have not seen the movie, then you are missing out. Watch the trailer below:
While speaking backstage, the director told media that he sort of expected such an explosive response from viewers and critics:
“I was very surprised but at the same time I thought it was very inevitable. Because the film is about rich and poor, and essentially about capitalism. And the U.S. is the heart of capitalism. So I thought it was natural to get such an explosive response.”