The 2020 Academy Award was a groundbreaking moment for foreign language films and filmmakers. The star of the night was Parasite (2019), a movie full of metaphors that took the world by storm and was arguably the long-awaited rightful owner for Oscars Best Picture.
Hollywood has long been getting the endless praises for great quality movies. But have you ever noticed that some of those films are not exactly original? A lot of well-known Hollywood films and filmmakers were actually influenced by Post-War Japanese Films. The only issue is that most people don’t know the inspiration behind those Hollywood remakes.
“A Parallel World” is an ethnographically inspired fiction on overwork depression under the “work of culture.” The paper tells the narratives of Takahashi and Michael who live on different parts of the earth, yet facing the same problematic reality.