Lately, I flew midway internationally for … properly, let’s simply say that it was for “a factor.” Anyway, whereas I used to be caught flying Delta, my fellow journalists who flew Virgin obtained to observe Bong Joon Ho’s PARASITE as one among their in-flight film choices. Fortunate bastards. Upon assembly up for mentioned “factor,” it was all they might speak about. In the meantime, I used to be nonetheless attempting to get the acrid style as M. Evening Shyamalan’s GLASS out of my mouth. However I digress. It was on that day that I made a solemn promise to myself to see PARASITE as quickly an humanly attainable, and now the Toronto Movie Critics Affiliation has given me but another excuse to wish to test it out.
Behold! Bong Joon Ho’s PARASITE has been named Greatest Image by the Toronto Movie Critics Affiliation, an honor that finds the overseas thriller beating out movies like Martin Scorsese’s THE IRISHMAN and director Noah Baumbach’s MARRIAGE STORY. Along with nabbing the Greatest Image prize, Ho additionally took house the awards for Greatest Director and Greatest Overseas Movie.
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Here is the official synopsis for PARASITE:
Greed and sophistication discrimination threaten the newly fashioned symbiotic relationship between the rich Park household and the destitute Kim clan.
My apologies, that synopsis did not precisely paint with broad strokes, did it? Whereas I’ve but to see the movie, I have been informed by others who’ve that PARASITE is an intense and considerably surreal thriller about two households from reverse sides of the social spectrum who discover themselves entangled in one another’s lives. Basically, it is a house invasion movie revolving across the poor profiting from the wealthy. The invaders, if you’ll, feed off their hosts like parasites, which over time finds the tables turned and violence serving as an answer towards creating a brand new established order.
The representatives of TCAF had a collection of different awards to dole out, such because the award for Greatest Actor, which went to Adam Driver for his highly effective efficiency in MARRIAGE STORY. In the meantime, Laura Dern earned a Greatest Supporting Actress for her contributions to MARRIAGE STORY as properly. As beforehand reported, Lupita Nyong’o gained the award for Greatest Actress for her roles as Adalaide Wilson and Crimson in Jordan Peele’s US, whereas Brad Pitt went house with the award for Greatest Supporting Actor due to his half as Cliff Sales space in Quentin Tarantino’s ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD.
Congrats to all of this 12 months’s TCAF winners. And oh, PARASITE, I will see you quickly sufficient.