LTW: Palme d'Or in the 72nd Cannes goes to Korean movie maker
History was made in Korean film industry as Joonho Bong won top Palme d'Or in the Cannes Film Festival on May 26 for his latest film 'Parasite.' It was the first time a Korean movie director won this award, more meaningful as it is 100th year since movie first came to Korea, then Japanese colony, in 1919. The Grand Prix, the 2nd prize, went to Mati Diop for her debut film "Atlantics," who became the fist black female to receive a prize. Bong's first film was released in 2000, and the Parasite which explores working class struggles, was his 9th movie. South Korean Moon Jae-in sent a congratulatory letter to Bong, commenting he was anxious to watch Parasite.
President Moon tends to get much into movies. One of his top policies is to move away from nuclear power dependency for solar and wind energy. Moon deactivated a few nuke power plants earlier than planned, and scrapped plans to build more. Moon's expensive No Nuclear policy was formed after he watched Pandora which was about Chernobyl type nuclear disaster movie. Better buy Pfizer or Roche stocks now as Moon might force every Korean to take antiparasitic pills everyday after watching the Palme d'Or movie.