Bong Joon-ho collects his Palme d'Or, the top prize, at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival for his film Parasite. Photo: Reuters

Cannes 2019: South Korea’s Bong Joon-ho leads festival winners as he takes Palme d’Or for savage satire Parasite

  • Bong, 49, becomes the first Korean to ever win the top award at the world’s biggest film festival, with his satire on the wealth gap in South Korea
  • Other winners include Belgium’s Dardenne brothers, France’s Mati Diop, and actors Antonio Banderas and Emily Beecham
Topic |   Cannes Film Festival

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Bong Joon-ho collects his Palme d'Or, the top prize, at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival for his film Parasite. Photo: Reuters
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From left: Park So-dam, Song Kang-ho, Chang Hyde-jin and Choi Woo-shik in a still from Parasite, directed by Bong Joon-ho.

Cannes 2019: Parasite film review – Bong Joon-ho’s sublime family drama lends a demented twist to class divide

  • Story of a poor family who con their way into working for a rich couple is just made for the big screen. Superbly scripted and shot, the acting is excellent
  • Full of twists, shocks, and the blackest humour, at one point Bong’s film appears ready to unravel, but he holds it together. This is bravura filmmaking
Topic |   Asian cinema: Korean films

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From left: Park So-dam, Song Kang-ho, Chang Hyde-jin and Choi Woo-shik in a still from Parasite, directed by Bong Joon-ho.
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