Social conflagration is this year’s key note, with Parasite winning the Palme d’Or, a runner-up prize for Atlantics and shared third prizes for Bacurau and Les Misérables. Introduced by Nick James.
It wasn’t to be the second year a female director won Cannes’s top prize, but our contributors certainly fancied it as much as Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite. Isabel Stevens introduces thoughts from ten of our contributors.
Saturday 25 May 2019
Bong Joon-ho fuses home-invasion thrills with a searing critique of social inequality in this rip-roaring con-family comedy, says Isabel Stevens.
Thursday 23 May 2019
The Senegalese filmmaker’s feature debut blends the supernatural into an uneven but tenderly ethereal tale of injustice, exodus and abandonment in a dystopian modern-day Dakar, writes Beth Webb.
Friday 17 May 2019
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