“Parasite” Receives the Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival

Another Cannes Film Festival came to a close, and the jury made a unanimous decision when the time came to pick a winner. The award went to the dark drama Parasite, created by the acclaimed South Korean director Joon-ho Bong.

Jury president Alejandro González Iñárritu was in charge of announcing their choice for Palme d’Or. The jury was fascinated by this film from the very first moment they saw it.

“We all shared the mystery of the unexpected way this film took us through different genres and spoke in a funny, humorous, tender way – with no judgment – of something so relevant and urgent, so global in such a local film, with such a beautiful efficiency of media, and an understanding of what film really is,” explained Iñárritu after presenting the award to Joon-ho Bong.

The list of notable winners also includes Emily Beecham (Little Joe) and Antonio Banderas (Pain and Glory), who came out victorious in acting categories. Atlantics by Mati Diop won Grand Prix, while Bacurau and Les Misérables shared the jury prize.

Full List of 2019 Cannes Film Festival Winners

Palme d’Or:

Parasite by Bong Joon-ho

Grand Prix:

Atlantics by Mati Diop

Jury Prize:

Bacurau by Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles

Les Misérables by Ladj Ly

Best Director:

Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne for Young Ahmed

Best Actress:

Emily Beecham for Little Joe

Best Actor:

Antonio Banderas for Pain and Glory

Best Screenplay:

Céline Sciamma for Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Special Mention:

Elia Suleiman for It Must Be Heaven