By contrast, the majority of surveyed Hispanic adults said that they would rather watch a foreign film with subtitles than a dubbed version. Interestingly, the survey also revealed that Hispanics were more likely than white or African American adults to have learned another language, potentially making these respondents more receptive to foreign language films in their original format due to their affinity with or knowledge of other languages in general.
The rise of foreign language films: accoladesThe 2020 Oscars ceremony saw Korean movie 'Parasite' win four awards, including Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, and made history as the first non-English language film to win Best Picture. The film also won Best International Feature Film, outperforming Pedro Almodóvar's drama 'Pain and Glory' and North Macedonian documentary film 'Honeyland' which were both nominated for the award after having been released to widespread critical acclaim.
Another well-known and successful recent foreign language release was Alfonso Cuarón's 'Roma', which won three Oscars among other prestigious awards. Concerns about the diversity of awards ceremonies, most notably the Oscars, have given way to several campaigns calling for greater representation, and despite movies like 'Honeyland' not quite making the cut, the movie's nomination was seen as an achievement regardless.