Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite wins Palme d’Or at Cannes film festival

Black-comic thriller from South Korean director of Okja and Snowpiercer takes the top honours at the 72nd edition of the festival

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Bong Joon-ho has won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes film festival for his black comic thriller Parasite.

The South Korean director is best known for previous films Okja and Snowpiercer, and earned rave reviews for his new film, which is about a poor family who insinuate themselves as servants into a much richer one. The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw described it as “a luxuriously watchable and satirical suspense drama [that] runs as purringly smooth as the Mercedes driven by the lead character”.

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Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite wins Palme d’Or at Cannes film festival