South Korean director Bong Joon-ho celebrates winning the Palme d'Or for his film Parasite at the Cannes Film Festival in May. Photo: AFP

Ranked: Parasite, Cannes festival winner, and the six other films of director Bong Joon-ho

  • South Korean director’s seven films span genres from science fiction to police procedural to small-town murder mystery, but all have much in common
  • Bong uses comedy to leaven stories about inequality, economic imbalance, ingrained corruption and abuse of power that reflect his view of South Korean society
Topic |   Asian cinema: Korean films

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South Korean director Bong Joon-ho celebrates winning the Palme d'Or for his film Parasite at the Cannes Film Festival in May. Photo: AFP
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