The winners list of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival is out and South Korean auteur Bong Joon-ho has walked away with the top prize for his social comedy, Parasite.
Memories of Murder, Snowpiercer and Okjadirector Bong Joon-ho’s new film, Parasite, has won the prestigious Palme d’Or at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival. The South Korean auteur was declared the winner by a jury headed by Birdman director Alejandro González Iñárritu.
It is also said that Bong Joon-ho is the first Korean recipient of the award. Other members of the jury included Elle Fanning, Maimouna N’Diaye, Kelly Reichardt, Enki Bilal, Alice Rohrwacher, Robin Campillo, Yorgos Lanthimos and Paweł Pawlikowski.
Parasite is a social-comedy that revolves around a lower-class family trying to infiltrate the lives of a rich household. The film received rave reviews at the festival premiere and was considered a top contender for the Palme d’Or besides Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood, Terrence Mallick’s A Hidden Lifeand Ken Loach’s Sorry We Missed You. Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda had won the prize for his film Shoplifters at last year’s edition of the festival.
Take a look at the full list of winners at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival right here –
Parasite, Bong Joon-ho
Atlantics, Mati Diop
Best Director(s) Awards to Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, The Young Ahmed
Best Actor Awards to Antonio Banderas, Pain And Glory
Best Actress Awards to Emily Beecham, Little Joe
Jury Prize to Les Misérables, Ladj Ly(tie with) Bacurau, Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles
Best Screenplay Awards to Portrait Of A Lady On Fire, Céline Sciamma
It Must Be Heaven, Elia Suleiman, Camera d’Or, Our Mothers, Cesar Diaz
Short Film Palme d’Or The Distance Between Us And The Sky, Vasilis Kekatos. Special Mention: Monster God, Agustina San Martin