If we were to recommend a film that is thought-provoking, entertaining and aesthetically-pleasing, it would totally be Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite“.
In case you haven’t noticed, South Korea surely has one of the best entertainment industries out there. From K-pop to K-drama and to their movies, we have to admit that they really do things on a whole other level. Apparently too, the 77th Golden Globe Awards acknowledge the talent that South Korean filmmakers have, specifically Bong Joon-ho’s.
The poster for “Parasite”
If you especially like films, you would possibly know about the Asian movie that has been sweeping people lately. Titled “Parasite”, it was co-written, produced and directed by the award-winning director of “Okja”, Bong Joon-ho.
Luckily we have watched “Parasite” just recently and to describe it briefly, it’s f*cking amazing. It was entertaining enough to keep the curiosity in us eager to watch more; it was aesthetically-pleasing with all the good camera shots and angles; and it was really thought-provoking as it left us dumb-founded with all the blunt realizations from the film.
If you want to know more without us spoiling it for you, here is a synopsis for “Parasite”.
Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses meet and the Kims sense a golden opportunity.
When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort courtesy of the Parks, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks. By turns darkly hilarious and heart-wrenching, PARASITE showcases a modern master at the top of his game.
An important message from Bong Joon-ho regarding subtitles
Going back, the amazing masterpiece that is Bong Joon-ho’s film was rightfully awarded the Best Foreign Language Film by the Golden Globes. Of course, the skillful director with a lot of important messages in his films would not give an acceptance speech without substance. So when he went upstage to receive his award, he took the chance to teach the audiences a thing or two about subtitles.
Watch Bong Joon-ho make his acceptance speech for “Parasite” by playing the video below.
— Variety (@Variety) January 6, 2020
Bong Joon-ho, with one sentence, was able to send a powerful message to a lot of viewers internationally. As he said with the help of his translator, “once you overcome the one inch-tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films.“
All over the world, brilliant movies by filmmakers of varying nationalities exist. So regarding Bong Joon-ho’s statement, we totally salute the man for his simple yet truthful observation regarding film consumption. Moreover, we hope that more people would not be hesitant to watch foreign films just because there are subtitles.
So if you are someone who relates to the specific demographic that he referred to, why not try watching a foreign film tonight? For starters, you could check out “Parasite”.
Have you watched “Parasite” already? What do you think of the movie? Also, what are your thoughts on Bong Joon-ho’s acceptance speech? Let us know by sharing them through the comments below! Or just simply hit us up on our Facebook or Twitter account, @udouph.