South Korean movie “Parasite”, a darkish comedy by Bong Joon-ho, gained the coveted Palme d’Or on the 72nd Cannes Movie Competition, the place Quentin Tarantinos “Once Upon A Time” was praised extremely however returned empty-handed.
On the Cannes closing ceremony, on Saturday evening, Joon-ho received a standing ovation and a loud cheer from the viewers when his movie was named the Palme d’Or winner, reported hollywoodreporter.com.
Jury president Alejandro González Iñárritu stated the Palme d’Or choice was “unanimous”.
Antonio Banderas gained one of the best actor award for his position as a past-his-prime director in Pedro Almodóvar’s “Pain & Glory”, and Mati Diop’s “Atlantics” landed the runner-up Grand Prix award.
Banderas, who teamed up with Almodóvar for the eighth time, stated, “I met Pedro 40 years ago, 8 movies together. I respect him, admire him, love him. He’s given me so much in my life that this award obviously is dedicated to him. People think we live on a red carpet. But we suffer a lot, sacrifice a lot and there is a lot of pain. Also, there are nights of glory. And this is my night of glory.”
The Digital camera d’Or went to César Diaz for “Our Mothers”, which screened within the Critics’ Weel sidebar. The award honours one of the best first characteristic movie introduced in one of many Cannes’ choices. A particular point out was handed over to Elia Suleiman for “It Must Be Heaven”, which performed within the competitors section, the hollywoodreporter.com reported.
Brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne took finest director honours for “Young Ahmed”, a movie a few Belgian teenager embracing Islamic extremism.
British actress Emily Beecham gained one of the best actress award for “Little Joe” for her position as Alice, a scientist who creates a genetically modified plant that seemingly causes uncanny modifications in different residing creatures.
The awards ceremony drew a who’s who of celebrities from the movie business, together with Viggo Mortensen, Sylvester Stallone and Vincent Cassel, including to the glamour quotient.