Cannes winner 'Parasite' captures rich-poor gap through family: director
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) The South Korean director of "Parasite," a darkly comic movie that won the top Palme d'Or prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival, described the movie on Tuesday (May 28) as "a candid portrayal of the rich and the poor." "Parasite" is a wickedly humorous suspense movie about class struggles set in modern South Korea, following a down-on-its-luck family of four who worm their way into jobs in a wealthy household.
The unanimous decision to award "Parasite" the top prize at Cannes on Saturday (May 25) partly came down to its unexpected mash-up of genres, as the darkly comic tale doubles up as a thriller, with flashes of violence.
It was the first Palme d'Or at Cannes for a South Korean film.