Bong-Joon ho’s Parasites wins top prize at Cannes

Director Bong Joon-Ho’s Parasite landed the coveted Palme d’Or at the closing ceremony of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival on Saturday (25May19).
The South Korean filmmaker, most famous for Snowpiercer, claimed the top prize after 10 days of competition in France.
Spanish actor Antonio Banderas, was also a big winner, collecting the Best Actor honour for his role in Cannes regular Pedro Almodovar’s Pain & Glory, while Little Joe’s Emily Beecham claimed the Best Actress trophy.
The awards were handed out at the Grand Theatre Lumiere after a panel of judges, led by filmmaker Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu, spent much of the day picking the winners from the festival’s competition.
The talk of this year’s festival was Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, which premiered earlier this week, 25 years to the day after his cult classic Pulp Fiction debuted at the festival in 1994.
Tarantino brought out the stars, including his leading men Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, for the screening earlier this week (beg20May19).
The full list of Cannes Film Festival closing ceremony winners is:

Palme d’Or:
Parasites, director Bong Joon-ho

Grand Prize:
Atlantics, director Mati Diop

Best Actor:
Antonio Banderas, Pain And Glory

Jury Prize (TIE):
Les Miserables, directed by Ladj Ly & Bacurau, directors Kleber Mendonca Filho & Juliano Dornelles

Best Director:
Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, The Young Ahmed

Best Actress:
Emily Beecham, Little Joe

Best Screenplay:
Celine Sciamma, Portrait Of A Lady On Fire

Special Mention:
It Must Be Heaven, director Elia Suleiman

Camera d’Or:
Our Mothers, director Cesar Diaz

Short Film Palme d’Or:
The Distance Between Us And The Sky, director Vasilis Kekatos