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2019 Cannes Critics’ Panel: Day 9 – Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite

2019 Cannes Critics’ Panel: Day 9 – Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite

He made his first trip to Cannes in 2006 with the Directors’ Fortnight selected The Host, and after being selected for the Un Certain Regard for Tokyo! (2008) and Mother (2009), Bong Joon-ho finally got some love after 2013’s Snowpiercer with a comp spot for 2017’s Okja and now, Parasite. South Korean genre-bender stars Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik and Park So-dam. The film revolves around Ki-taek and his unemployed family as they take a peculiar interest in the wealthy Park family, which leads them to get entangled in an unexpected incident.

With several perfect and near perfect scores, Parasite blows the rest of the comp titles away with grades hovering around the 4 mark.

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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