South Korea’s critically-acclaimed film “Parasite” is getting Oscar buzz not just in the Best Foreign Language Film category but in general categories as well including Best Picture, Best Supporting actor for Song Kang-ho, and Best Director for Bong Joon-ho (“The Host,” “Okja”).
Earlier this year, Parasite made history as the first Korean film to win the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival with a unanimous vote at that. Earlier this month, it is also bagged the distinction to become the first Korean film to receive nominations at the Golden Globes: Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Foreign Language Film, and the latter is said to be a 99% sure win.
After being the no. 1 choice by several US critics, “Parasite” is now considered a major Oscar contender. The US is now saturated by Korean culture because of K-pop and K-dramas and this gives a great advantage to the said film as well. However, victory will never gonna be easy as it will compete against two of 2019’s best from Hollywood: “The Irishman” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” It’s all about how will the Academy choose this year’s winner.
“Parasite” a dark comedy/thriller about class struggle and upstairs-downstairs relationships. It follows the members of a poor household scheming to become the employees of a much wealthier family by posing as unrelated, highly qualified individuals.
Watch the trailer below: