Since the release of “Star Wars” in 1977, everyone who’s anyone knew the whole ‘Luke, I am your father’ moment that apparently shocked the world — but up until a few months ago, I had no true knowledge of the magnitude of this epic franchise.
At the Oscars Sunday, the South Korean movie “Parasite” won best picture. A movie wins best picture every year, but what’s special about “Parasite” is that it’s entirely in Korean. It’s the first non-English language to ever win best picture. “Parasite” also took home awards for best original screenplay, best international film and best director. The Oscar’s recognition of a film like this is a reminder that we don’t have to understand the language of a movie to enjoy it and take meaning from it.