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Language no longer a barrier as ‘Parasite’ wins 6 nominations in The Oscars

Language no longer a barrier as ‘Parasite’ wins 6 nominations in The Oscars


After being nominated at the 2020 Oscars for 6 categories, Parasite director Bong Joon-ho believes language is no longer a barrier to the global success of international films. Parasite made history on Monday for becoming the first-ever South Korean film to enter Oscars.

Previously, Bong had stressed that international films are facing language barriers around the world. However, the nominations are the sign that barriers have been broken. “Every time they announced the new nominations, it was so thrilling, because we didn’t really anticipate any of this,” Bong said in an interview with Reuters.

Bong also thanked the internet for being the way of the audience around the world to reach international films like Parasite. “The entire society is experiencing less of these language barriers and perhaps ‘Parasite’ benefited from that global trend.”

Parasite has grabbed nods for  Best Picture, Original Screenplay, Directing, Film Editing, Production Design, and International Feature Film.

Parasite also won several awards including the Palme d’Or at the Canes Film Festival and Best Foreign Language Film at the Golden Globes Award. It has grossed $24 million in the US and a total of $130 million nationwide.

The story follows the relationship between the rich and poor families ending up having deadly consequences. From its quality plot to award-winning cinematography and actors, this film is really something else!

Meanwhile, the 92nd Academy Awards will take place at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood on February 9, 2o20.

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