"Minari", a tender film about a Korean-American immigrant family in the 1980s, has won the best foreign-language film at the Golden Globes.
Written by Korean-American Lee Isaac Chung and co-produced by A24 and Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment,… the movie secured the glorious trophy Sunday, beating 4 other competitors.
Chung's semi-autobiographical tale portrays the life of a Korean immigrant family that moves to a rural farm to achieve their own American dream.
The movie stars Steven Yeun, Han Yeri, and veteran Korean actress Youn Yuh-jung.
Although the honor went to 'Minari', the Golden Globes was slammed for classifying the best-drama worthy film under the foreign-language category.
This comes as the film was not eligible for entry into the best picture race, as it failed to meet the requirement of featuring 50-percent English dialogue.
The New York Times criticized that the movie was forced to be placed under the foreign category despite being produced by an American in America, and financed by U.S. firms.
The times also pointed out that the cast of "Minari" did not receive any nominations for acting, although they were eligible.
CNN reported that the award sparked "serious questions" about racism as well.
According to the report, a sociologist and author of a book on Hollywood actors and racism said that people assume you're not from the States if you have an Asian face.
Watchers also criticized that the criteria for such prestigious prizes should be reevaluated.
As much as many people were dismayed, many are hoping that great films like 'Minari' will be given greater opportunity without shortcomings in the future.
Choi Min-jung, Arirang News.