Cannes 2019 video review: Parasite
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South Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s latest has played to critical acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival. Watch the video review to find out more.

Parasite, from South Korean director Bong Joon-ho, was a hit with critics when it played at the Cannes Film Festival – quickly becoming one of the favourites for the Palme d’Or.

The film is a black comedy, tragic social commentary, suspense thriller and brutal bloodbath all rolled into one, and Bong – along with Tarantino and Almodóvar – has become a director who is a genre all of his own.

In Parasite, as well as previous films Okja, Snowpiercer and The Host, Bong swiftly switches tone, so that a light-hearted comedy becomes a devastating tragedy at a moment’s notice.

Watch the video review from the Cannes Film Festival to find out more.

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