South Korean director Bong Joon-ho has received the Cannes movie pageant’s most prestigious award.
The Palme d’Or was awarded for his movie Parasite, a darkish comedy thriller exploring social class dynamics.
The pageant got here to a detailed this night after 11 days of previews of latest movies and documentaries.
It noticed French-Senagalese director Mati Diop turn out to be the primary black feminine director to win an award in Cannes’ 72-year historical past.
Diop received the Grand Prix – the equal of a silver prize – for Atlantics, a Senegalese drama about younger migrants and sexual politics.
Diop had beforehand mentioned she was “a little bit unhappy” that it had taken till 2019 for a movie by a girl of African descent to even be screened on the pageant.
In the meantime, US director Quentin Tarantino’s newest movie As soon as Upon a Time in Hollywood – which acquired sturdy evaluations – left the closing ceremony empty handed.
Bong is the primary Korean to win Cannes’ prime prize. Nonetheless, he has been on the pageant beforehand, having made his title at Cannes with Okja in 2017, which – considerably controversially – initially screened on Netflix.
That is the second 12 months with no contenders produced by the streaming big amid talks between the Netflix and Cannes.
Different winners on the night time included Emily Beecham – a twin British-American nationwide – who took dwelling the perfect actress award for her look in Little Joe, a psychological sci-fi a couple of lady whose scent induces euphoria.
Greatest actor went to Antonio Banderas for his position in Ache and Glory, the story of a movie director who’s dealing with center age and a artistic disaster.
Greatest screenplay went to Céline Sciamma for Portrait of a Woman on Hearth, a interval romance a couple of relationship between a younger painter and her topic.
Belgian brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne took dwelling the award for greatest administrators for his or her movie Younger Ahmed, which is a couple of boy who’s radicalised into stabbing his instructor.
Brazilian movie Bacurau, directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles received the Jury Prize. The story follows a filmmaker who travels to a distant village and discovers its darkish secrets and techniques.