May 25, 2019
CANNES, France (Reuters) – “Parasite”, a dark comedy by South Korean director Bong Joon-Ho, won the top Palme d’Or prize at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday.
The Cannes film festival also shone a light on newcomers.
“Atlantics”, a haunting ghost story about migrants directed by Franco-Senegalese filmmaker Mati Diop, won the runner-up Grand Prix award.
The movie, based on her 2009 short documentary, was Diop’s first ever feature length film.
(Reporting by Sarah White, Editing by Inti Landauro)