South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho made history at the Cannes Film Festival last month when his new movie, Parasite , became the first from his homeland to win the Palme d’Or, widely regarded as world cinema’s most prestigious accolade.
The film, which follows two families – one wealthy, the other desperately poor – whose lives become irrevocably intertwined, is the latest scabrous black comedy from a director who has repeatedly satirised Korea’s desperate economic inequality.
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