The Cannes film festival has come to a close.
This year, French-Senegalese director Mati Diop become the first black female director to win an award in Cannes’ 72-year history.
She took home the Grand Prix for her film Atlantics – a drama about young migrants and sexual politics, reports BBC.
Meanwhile, Tarantino’s new film, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, left the festival empty-handed despite rave reviews.
The Palme d’Or, which is the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival, was snapped up by South Korean director Bong Joon-ho for his dark comedy thriller Parasite.
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Other major award winners include Belgian brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, who took home the award for best directors for their film Young Ahmed.
Emily Beecham – a dual British-American national – took home the best actress award for her appearance in Little Joe, a psychological sci-fi about a woman whose scent induces euphoria.
Best actor went to Antonio Banderas for his role in Pain and Glory, the story of a film director who is facing middle age and a creative crisis.
Best screenplay went to Céline Sciamma for Portrait of a Lady on Fire, a period romance about a relationship between a young painter and her subject.
Bong is the first Korean to win a prize at Cannes, although it’s not the first time he’s made the news.
He made his name at Cannes for Okja which controversially screened originally on Netflix in 2017.
And that’s a wrap.
Until next year…
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