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“Parasite” To Compete For Best Foreign Film At The 92nd Academy Awards

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Award-winning and box office hit Parasite is South Korea’s entry in the Best International Film category at the 92nd Academy Awards.

Parasite, the first Korean film Palme d’Or winner at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival is heading to compete for the Oscars.

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Praised for its ruminative story, Parasite treads on the struggles of South Korea’s working class. It charmingly sheds light on the evident growing disparity between the rich and the poor in Korean society.

Abundantly layered with humor kicks, the underdog story strangely inspires. It depicts a family who connived surreptitiously to work for a rich household. From there, its thrilling and depraved moments leave a thought-provoking message for viewers to mull over.

READ: K-Movie Review: “Parasite” Puts a Spotlight On The Disparity Between Social Classes

This is the seventh feature film of director Bong Joon Ho of Snowpiercer and Okja fame. It premiered at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival on 21 May 2019. Thereafter, it was released in South Korean theaters a week after. Since then, it has amassed over 10 million admissions.

To be distributed by Neon, on October 11, the film will be screened in North America, the United States, and Canada.

The film stars the multi-awarded veteran actor Song Kang Ho and reliable actors Lee Sun Gyun and Cho Yeo Jeong. Rounding up the main cast are Choi Woo Sik and Park So Dam.

In January 2020, the final announcement of the nominated films for the Academy Awards will be released.

Source: Korea Herald

Image Credit: CJ Entertainment

 

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