The peak night of the 2020 Oscars is known to be held at The Dolby Theater in Hollywood, the United States, on Sunday (9/2) local time. At the 2020 Oscars, nine feature films are competing in the Best International Feature Film category. The nine films are Ford v Ferrari, The Irishman, Jojo Rabbit, Joker, Little Women, Marriage Story, 1917, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and Parasite.
Unexpectedly, the Korean film Parasite won the top award in the Best Film category. Not only that, but one of the films from the State of Gingseng also won the Best Original Screenplay category. Besides, in this prestigious event, Bong Joon Ho also won the Oscar as the Best Director (Best Director). Bong Joon Ho’s happiness became complete when Parasite also won the Best Picture category.
The film that won four awards in Oscar 2020 is undeniably indeed received many positive responses from filmmakers. As is known, the film Parasite was starring Song Kang Ho, Choi Woo Shik, Lee Sun Kyun, Cho Yeo Jeong, and several actors and actresses.
This 2-hour 12-minute film tells the story of Ki-Taek’s family life of four people. One day the eldest son of the family, Ki-woo, was recommended by his best friend, who attended a prestigious university to become a tutor. Ki-woo then asks the family’s blessing to take an interview at Park’s family home.
The Park family is their neighbors, but the two families have a different fate. Arriving at the Park family home, Ki-woo stunned by the beauty of a young woman named Yeon-Kyo.
Well, if you have not watched this film, it never hurts to listen to a series of facts that have been summarized Ganool from various sources.
Movie with Tragicomedy Genre
Tragicomedy itself is a genre that combines two elements of tragedy and comedy. The film tries to show the tragic events that are packaged in a comedy concept. This film tells the story of poor Kim Ki-Taek’s family, working for the Park family, who are full of luxury.
The social gap that is shown in this film is a tragedy in the Parasite. Kim’s family lives in an apartment in the basement at the end of the alley. A shabby, damp, and full of insects residence. Kim Ki-Taek, the head of the family, is a retired driver who works daily folding pizza cardboard in bulk.
Although assisted by his wife, Choong Sok, his income is only able to meet his daily food needs. On the other hand, the Park family where they work has a variety of expensive items at his home. To enter the yard alone, anyone must go through a digital security iron gate.
Many Plot Twist
If you catch a glimpse of the title and poster, surely you will think that this is a horror movie or a scary thriller. This film is more appropriate if called tense, and this is because of a lot of plot twists and thrilling scenes, especially from the middle to the end of the film.
Stories of Real Life
In addition to plot-twist, the setting and story of this film are also quite relatable to real life that is a gap. Many scenes are relevant to real life and are supported by unusual and not merely beautiful settings.
These strengths make the audience agree that this film deserves an award because the audience also feels every scene in the movie. The audience is also not made bored during this film because there are many surprises that you get while watching this film.
Directed by Bong Joon Ho
Behind a good film, of course, there are people behind the scenes who work very hard, starting from planning, filming to release. One of the people who received praise for his hard work was the director, Bong Joon Ho.
Before Parasite, director Bong Joon Ho had worked on many films which, of course, also had success in the South Korean market, call it Snowpiercer, The Host and Okja. Not surprisingly, this Parasite film was also a huge success and even led to prestigious awards like Oscar.
The result of director Bong Joon Ho’s hard work can be seen from the meaning of the film Parasite, which is certainly very relevant to the real world and packaged well. After the film’s release, film critics and reviewers flocked to reveal the hidden meanings of the film.
Because without realizing it, many scenes that have hidden meaning and contain moral messages to be conveyed by the director. So before you watch Parasite, prepare yourself to guess the meaning in each scene.
Recognized in the world as the Best Film
The success of the film Parasite does not only occur in Asia but also throughout the world. In addition to the opportunity to broadcast in several countries such as France, Germany, Spain, Poland, and many other countries.
The Parasite also entered into various international film award nominations. Call it the Palme d’Or award, the Cannes Festival, the Golden Globe, the SAG Awards, and finally the horrendous Oscar nominations.