The intersection of the haves and have-nots is the world of Parasite, for which director Bong Joon-ho won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival this year. Set in South Korea, where I’m told the difference of economic divisions is very real, the story also taps into a more universal understanding of the disdain… [Read More]
Winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival this year, Shoplifters is a part of Hirokazu Kore-eda’s examination of family’s place within society. This is a topic he has looked at from various angles in other films, notably Like Father, Like Son; Our Little Sister; Nobody Knows; and I Wish. (I recommend them all.)
I, Daniel Blake is Ken Loach’s most recent tale of an everyman who faces societal structures that are often at odds with what is right. Loach won his second Palme d’Or with this film.
We don’t all get to go to Cannes for what may be considered the most prestigious film festival. I know I don’t make it there. But yesterday at AFIFest (presented by Audi), I managed to see three films that all won awards at Cannes this year. And I didn’t have to pay for airfare and… [Read More]