The Oscars might be the biggest award show when it comes to movies but the Cannes Film Festival remains one of the most prestigious film festivals. The highly coveted Palme d'Or also remains as one of the movie industry's highest honours and has been given to some of the most notable directors.
Following the cancellation of 2020's edition due to the pandemic, the void that the influential film festival left can be felt. Ahead of the upcoming Cannes Film Festival on July 6–17, we list out nine Palme d'Or-winning movies that you should watch (or rewatch), from the ground-breaking black comedy, Parasite to the classic Pulp Fiction.
Bong Joon-ho is no stranger to the film festival circuit. But Parasite's historic win at Cannes in 2019 and subsequently in the Oscars, propelled the director, the movie and even in some way, South Korean cinema into the limelight or at least beyond your average art-house viewers.
Bong's dark comedy-drama dives into the economic disparities in South Korea through the eyes of two families from two different worlds. Parasite is perhaps Bong's magnum opus, further propelled by his stellar cast including Song Kang-ho, Choi Woo-shik and Park Soo-dam.
Winning year: 2019
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