"We use only one language, the cinema"

Deadline reports that Bong Joon-Ho’s Korean thriller Parasite has won a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film.

Receiving the Golden Globe for the film, Bong encouraged the audience to watch foreign language movies through his translator. “Once you overcome the one-inch tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films,” he said.

Starring Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik and Park So-dam, Parasite tells the tale of poor household members trying to become employees of a wealthier family. The characters pose as unrelated, high profile people.

Last month the film won four awards at the Chicago Film Critics Awards.

“Just being nominated along with fellow amazing international filmmakers was a huge honor,” Bong continued through his translator before saying in English himself,  “we use only one language, the cinema.”

Parasite competed in the Foreign Language category with Céline Sciamma’s Portrait Of A Lady On Fire, Ladj Ly’s Les Misérables and Pedro Almodovar’s Pain And Glory.

Lulu Wang’s The Farewell, was also listed in the category, which caused a controversy as the movie is an American film.

In related news, Awkwafina made history by becoming the first Asian American actress to win a Golden Globe in the Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy category.