Asian cinema is a treasure trove of spectacular movies. Unfortunately, many films don’t get the international acclaim that it deserves. In hopes of increasing Asian representation in the film industry, 25 films have been selected to qualify for the International Feature Film category in the 92nd Oscars. Get to know some of the films that have been selected below.
Parasite, South Korea
One of the most talked-about international films of today, Parasite is a leading contender in the next Oscars. According to critics, it may even break the country’s Oscar dry spell. Directed by Bong Joon-Ho, the dark thriller comedy had grossed $11.3 million, making it one of the highest-grossing foreign-language films in the US.
The film is a satiric discussion between the wealth gap in the country. It centers on Ki-Taek and his family, who are living without enough finances. Then, a business proposition presents them with an opportunity to get in contact with an affluent family. One thing is for sure, Parasite is one of the most mind-twisting and unexpected movies of the year.