At the Cannes film Festival are Saturday the most important awards. On the closing day of the 72nd edition of the prestigieuste film festival in the world was the film Parasite of the South-Korean director Bong Joon-ho was awarded with the Golden Palm, the award for best film.
Parasite, a South Korean tragi-comic film, was last week enthusiastically received at the Cannes audience, it appeared from reviews from The Guardian and Variety.
The leading roles are played by Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Jang Hye-jin, Choi Woo-shik and Park So-dam.
Bong is best known for the science fiction thriller Snowpiercer, and the fantasy film Okja. He broke through internationally with monsterfilm The Host in 2006.
The other contender was the new Tarantino movie
In total, this year nineteen films in the hoofdcompetitie of Cannes.
One of the most notable titles was Once Upon A Time In … Hollywood by Quentin Tarantino. The movie with Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, who plays in the Los Angeles of 1969, was at the last moment added to the selection.
Tarantino won himself the Golden Palm in 1994 for Pulp Fiction. Later, he made still a chance at the grand prize with Death Proof and Inglourious Basterds.
Jury led by Oscar-winning director of The Revenant
The jury of the film Festival was led by the director, Alejandro González Iñárritu, who won an Oscar for both Birdman and The Revenant.
Other well-known members of the jury were the American actress Elle Fanning and the Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos. That last one brought earlier this year, the field of tragicomic kostuumdrama The Favourite, which was nominated for ten Oscars.