Sorry they missed you, Tarantino - but Cannes was right to celebrate Parasite

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Rita Ora arrives for the 60th Annual Grammy Awards in New York

The Cannes Film Festival's highest award, the Palme D'or has gone to the film "Parasite" by South Korean director Bong Joon-ho.

The film is a black comedy, tragic social commentary, suspense thriller and brutal bloodbath all rolled into one, and Bong - along with Tarantino and Almodóvar - has become a director who is a genre all of his own.

Korean film-maker Bong Joon-ho's Parasite is a gripping satirical parable of class, status and injustice - an invasion of the lifestyle snatchers that was widely compared to the Joseph Losey classic The Servant.

Refresh for latest...: The Cannes Film Festival's main prizes are shortly to be announced as the closing ceremony for the 72nd event gets underway in the Grand Théâtre Lumière.

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Cannes' Palme d'Or is decided by a nine-person jury, headed this year by Alejandro Inarritu.

But milestone victories could occur if some of the festival's most acclaimed films were to win.

The movie, based on her 2009 short documentary, was Diop's first ever feature-length film.

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