Not many good things have happened so far in 2020, but Parasite ruling the Oscars in February ranks high among them. It took 92 years for the Academy to finally anoint a non-English-language film as the year’s best, and you couldn’t ask for a more electrifying movie to claim the milestone than Bong Joon-ho’s cool, crisp, genre-bending class-war thriller.
By the time cinemas shut down in March, Parasite had become the highest-grossing non-English-language film in UK box office history. If you missed it, its home entertainment release on Monday should come as a particular treat. The film’s intricate narrative reversals are best experienced with as little forewarning as possible, but it’s no spoiler to say that it ranks among cinema’s most ingenious revisions