Parasite Movie Recieved Award at Cannes Film Festival

Recently, there was a movie released in Korea that received the Palme d’Or award, the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival. This movie is called “Parasite” and is directed by Joon-ho Bong.
The movie is about a person of the lowest class of society who is hired by a family of the highest class. A similar movie called “A Family,” directed by Hirokazu Koreeda, won the Palme d’Or in the Cannes Film Festival last year. The piece captivated the audience with its soft yet powerful realism, including the reality of Japanese society, humanity, dark shadows amid warm hopes, and the meaning of a true family. Similar to the earlier film, “Parasite” is thought in Korea to be a huge work depicting the folklore, drama, and unity of Korean society.
This movie was able to portray the background of Korean society with wit from beginning to end, and the viewer can feel natural watching the movie because the director cared about details. The point that the director was trying to make in the movie was clear. The movie made metaphorical expressions impossible to ignore, and I think it was a movie that had many elements that can be deciphered through various perspectives depending on how you see it.
After watching the movie, it is easier to understand why it was called “Parasite.” At first, it makes the audience think about whether they have missed anything while watching the movie, and as a result makes them want to see the movie over and over again since there are unexpected developments within the feature.
In the film, the message of ‘being restricted by poverty’ is delivered to the public. Many people have big plans, but are left frustrated when they cannot escape poverty. One of the most powerful lines in this movie is, “It’s not because people are good, but because they are rich.” I believe this is the moment when the director clearly showed what he wanted to show in the movie, which is that poverty impacts a person’s dreams, worldview, and the life they live.

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