Korean director Bong Joon Ho's film Parasite has won Best Foreign Language Film at the 77th Golden Globes, making it the first ever Korean film to win a Golden Globe.
Starring Song Kang Ho, Cho Yeo Jeong, Lee Jeong Eun, Lee Sun Gyun, Park So Dam and Choi Woo Shik, the film made its world premiere at Cannes Film Festival in 2019 where it became the first Korean film to win the prized Palme d'Or. The film has experienced huge success throughout the year, grossing over $128 million worldwide so far.
In his Golden Globes speech, Bong Joon Ho spoke about foreign language cinema (through the assistance of his translator Sharon Choi), saying: "Once you overcome the one-inch-tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films... just being nominated along with fellow amazing international filmmakers was a huge honour. I think we use only one language: the cinema".
Congratulations to Parasite!
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