Update: Bong Joon-ho’s satire “Parasite” wins Palme d’Or

Entertainment 05/25/19, 13:30

The Latest on the Cannes Film Festival (all times local):8:25 p.m.South Korean director Bong Joon-ho's social satire "Parasite," about a poor family of hustlers who find jobs with a wealthy family, has won the Cannes Film Festival's top award, the Palme d'Or.Actors Antonio Banderas, from right, Penelope Cruz and director ...

Mati Diop on being the first black woman director in Cannes

World 05/17/19, 10:10

The 36-year-old French-Senegalese director Mati Diop is the first black woman filmmaker in competition in the 72 years of the Cannes Film Festival.Her film, "Atlantics," is about women left behind in Dakar when many of the local young men flee to Spain by boat. In an interview, Diop says she ...

Alongside Cannes mainstays, fresh faces try to stand out

Entertainment 05/11/19, 11:55

Mati Diop only realized long after her Dakar-set "Atlantics" had been selected to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival that she had made history. Diop, the 36-year-old French-born filmmaker of Senegalese heritage, is the first black woman in competition for Cannes' top honor, the Palme d'Or.The 72nd Cannes Film Festival, ...

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