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Cannes Film Festival 2019: Winners list is here; Bong Joon-ho's Parasite walks away with Palme d'Or- Cinema express

Cannes Film Festival 2019: Winners list is here; Bong Joon-ho's Parasite walks away with Palme d'Or 

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

Published: 26th May 2019

Memories of Murder, Snowpiercer and Okja director 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. Notably, 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 Life and 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 - 

Palme d’Or

Parasite, Bong Joon-ho

Grand Prize

Atlantics, Mati Diop

Best Director(s)

Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, The Young Ahmed

Best Actor

Antonio Banderas, Pain And Glory

Best Actress

Emily Beecham, Little Joe

Jury Prize 

Les Misérables, Ladj Ly

(tie with)

Bacurau, Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles

Best Screenplay

Portrait Of A Lady On Fire, Céline Sciamma

Special Mention

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

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