“Parasite” Won Best Picture

Parasite written and directed by Bong Joon-Ho, won Best Picture at the 2020 Oscars. Joon-Ho has also directed Okja (2017), Snowpiercer (2013), The Host (2006), and more. This is the first time in the history of the annual award show that a foreign film has won the top category. The production centers in South Korea, and the movie provides English subtitles through its duration. Featuring three families struggling in a socio-economic class battle, exactly halfway through the run-time the plot takes a drastic shift and seemingly jumps genres from comedy to thriller. The social commentary, however, remains consistent throughout the storyline. The film was apprised by critics with 44 award nominations and won four out of six Oscar nominations. The general public gave the movie a 99% on rotten tomatoes and an 8.6 on IMDB. At the box office Parasite made $205.6usd worldwide and is still in theaters as well as streaming.