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Golden Globes 2020: when and where you can watch winning films '1917' and 'Parasite' in the UAE

Two of the night's most talked about films are about to hit the big screen in the emirates

'Parasite', which won the Golden Globe for best foreign language film, will be released in the UAE next week. Courtesy Curzon Artificial Eye
'Parasite', which won the Golden Globe for best foreign language film, will be released in the UAE next week. Courtesy Curzon Artificial Eye

If Sunday’s Golden Globe awards have left you excited for all things film, the good news is that you’ll be able to see some of the winning titles in the UAE very soon.

While some of the night’s big winners, such as Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood and Joker, have already hit screens around the world, others are yet to make it to the UAE big screen.

One of the night’s most talked about winners was Korean film Parasite, which took the Golden Globe for best foreign language film, the first South Korean movie to ever win in the event’s 77-year history.

Directed by Bong-Joon Ho, Parasite is a parable of class, family and privilege, centred around a poor Korean family that insinuates itself into the lives of a wealthy family.

Accepting the award, Bong Joon-ho said, via a translator, “Once you overcome the one inch tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films."

The film debuted in October to rave reviews, leading it to be named the year’s best film by the National Society of Film Critics. However, Parasite will premiere at cinemas across the UAE on Thursday, January 16.

Taking home the biggest prize of the night was 1917, the First World War epic directed by Sam Mendes, who was also named best director for the picture, which is made to look as though it has been filmed in one continuous shot. The ambitious picture was named Best Motion Picture – Drama, beating the likes of The Irishman, Jojo Rabbit, and Marriage Story.

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Dean-Charles Chapman, left, and George MacKay in a scene from "1917," directed by Sam Mendes. The film is nominated for a Golden Globe for best motion picture drama. (François Duhamel/Universal Pictures via AP)
Dean-Charles Chapman, left, and George MacKay in a scene from '1917' directed by Sam Mendes. AP

Mendes’s film took the prize ahead of its global cinema release, which will no doubt entice movie fans to theatres in their droves when it is released in the UAE on Thursday, January 9. It should also stand it in good stead ahead of the Oscars, which are set to take place in February.

Updated: January 6, 2020 03:29 PM

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