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Cannes Jury Says Awarding Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ the Palme d’Or Was Unanimous Decision

The 2019 Cannes Film Festival ended in historic fashion as Bong Joon-ho became the first Korean director to win the Palme d’Or. Bong took home the top prize for his dramatic thriller “Parasite.” This year’s Cannes jury sat down for a press conference after the awards ceremony and revealed the decision to award Bong the […]

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Cannes 2019: Palme d’Or Winner ‘Parasite’ Defined a Year of Movies About Class Warfare

Bong Joon-ho’s Palme d’Or winner “Parasite” revolves around a family that overtakes a wealthy residence, bit by bit, but the best sequence finds them trapped. When an unexpected development (no spoilers here) puts their scheme at risk, they’re forced to hide in various corridors of the expansive house, under floorboards and in the walls. It’s […]

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Cannes: Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ Wins Palme d’Or

A star-studded Cannes Film Festival came to a close Saturday night with a bang as Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite took home the Palme d’Or, while Mati Diop’s Atlantics landed the runner-up Grand Prix award.The Parasite win denied Quentin Tarantino his second top prize (the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood helmer won the Palme d’Or 25 […]

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‘Parasite’ Review: Bong Joon-ho Delivers a Brilliant and Devastating Electric Shock of Economic Anxiety

Bong Joon-ho, the sui generis South Korean auteur behind unclassifiable modern wonders like “Barking Dogs Never Bite” and “The Host,” has always made films that refuse to fit the narrow parameters of any particular genre. Each of them is built atop a bedrock of comic violence that Bong uses to support the weight of the […]

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