South Korean Film “Parasite” Achieves 2019 Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or
It is a happy occasion for South Korean film industry as this year’s highest prize for Cannes Film Festival was awarded to Parasite.
Widely regarded as one of the world’s most prestigious film award, South Korea’s first Palme d’Or ripples celebration from its creators, actors and film enthusiasts. In addition, President Moon Jae In also extended heartfelt congratulation to Bong Joon Ho’s film through social media.
Parasite, Bong’s seventh feature film, reunites the celebrated director to revered South Korean actor Song Kang Ho. Both worked on films The Host and Snowpiercer before. Rounding up the main cast are Lee Sun Kyun, Cho Yeo Jeong, Choi Woo Shik and Park So Dam.
Threading on the struggles of South Korea’s working class, the dark comedy marked its world premiere at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival on May 21. Thereafter, it will hit domestic screening beginning May 30. Additionally, it will also participate at the 2019 Sydney Film Festival in June.
Other winners of the festival include Grand Prix awardee Atlantique by Mati Diop. Sharing the Jury Prize are films Les Miserables and Bacurau respectively. Victors of the Best Director prize are Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne for their work in Le Jeune Ahmed.
Celine Sciamma secured the Best Screenplay for Portrait De La Jeune Fille En Feu as Antonio Banderas (Dolor Y Gloria) and Emily Beecham (Little Joe) were crowned as the best festival actors.
Expanding the horizon of Korean wave, the feat is meaningful in further elevating the artistry of South Korean films.