Cannes: Palme d'Or goes to Bong Joon-ho's Parasite

26 Mai, 2019, 01:38 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
  • 72nd Cannes Film Festival- Screening of the film

Parasite, from South Korean director Bong Joon-ho, was a hit with critics when it played at the Cannes Film Festival - quickly becoming one of the favourites for the Palme d'Or. It centres on a poor family of hustlers who find jobs with a wealthy family.

Korean film-maker Bong Joon-ho's Parasite is a gripping satirical parable of class, status and injustice - an invasion of the lifestyle snatchers that was widely compared to the Joseph Losey classic The Servant.

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