The Cannes Film Festival rolls out the red carpet for the first time in more than two years, launching the French Riviera spectacular with the premiere of Leos Carax's “Annette" and the introduction of Spike Lee’s jury.
The tale of the wealthy Parks and the poor Kims became the first non-English language movie to win this year's Oscar for best picture, and three more, sparking debate over a growing social divide in Asia's fourth-largest economy.
‘Parasite’, a South Korean film, has won four Oscars –– the most for this year, including Best Picture. This has people wondering whether Hollywood is finally less insular, or if there is still a long way to go.
Hollywood has embraced diversity on-screen, but progress has been much slower off-screen.
"I think we're touching on courtesy toward human beings, human dignity," says South Korean director Bong Joon-ho, whose movie "Parasite" won the top Palme d'Or prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
The award adds to a successful run at the French cinema showcase for Asian films after Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda clinched the prestigious honour last year.
The Cannes Film Festival, which will run from May 14 to May 25 in Paris will kick off with "Broken Flowers" director Jim Jarmusch's latest film, "The Dead Don't Die".
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