At the Cannes Film Festival this week, Korean director Bong Joon Ho has made history as his new film ‘Parasite’ won the Palme d’Or.

The Palme d’Or is the festival’s highest prize and has previously been won by films like ‘Taxi Driver’, ‘Apocalypse Now’ and ‘Pulp Fiction’. ‘Parasite’ is the first Korean film to win the award.

It is said that the jury’s decision as to the winner was “unanimous”.

Bong Joon Ho had this to say about winning: “The film ‘Parasite’ was a surprising risk. The reason that I was able to make this movie was the artists that worked together with me. Above all else, I would not have been ale to film a single scene without these great actors. Thank you to the actors.”

‘Parasite’ is Bong Joon Ho’s second film to featured in the festival. The first was his 2017 film Okja. ‘Parasite’ is a dark comedy following an unemployed family who become interested in another glamourous and wealthy family. It stars Song Kang Ho, Lee Sun Kyun, Cho Yeo Jeong, Choi Woo Shik and Park So Dam.

Congratulations to the cast and crew of the film!


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