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‘Parasite’ wins the Golden Palm, the brothers Dardenne award for best director at the Cannes film festival

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Bong Joon-ho

‘Parasite’, the film of South Korean director Bong Joon-ho, has Saturday night the Golden Palm won in Cannes film festival. The brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne won with their film ‘Le jeune Ahmed the award for best director in the wait.

The film ‘Le jeune Ahmed of the Walloon Dardenne brothers is about the 13-year-old Ahmed, who gets tossed around between the absolute ideals of imam and the temptations of life.

“The film is an ode to life,” said Luc Dardenne on stage at the side of his brother Jean-Pierre. ‘While the identitarian populism and the religious cramped nature increase, we wanted to make a call to the life film, which is also the vocation of cinema.”

With ‘Le Jeune Ahmed’, this Wednesday, in the halls it came, the Dardenne brothers set their sights on radical islam through the trail of Ahmed, a teenager who by a fundamentalist imam indoctrinated.

The duo, which is familiar with the Croisette, introduced since 1996 of nine movies in Cannes, including ‘Le silence de Lorna (2008), ‘Le gamin au vélo’ (2011), ‘Deux jours, une nuit’ (2014) or, more recently, ‘La fille inconnue’ (2016). But also ‘Rosetta’ in 1999 and ‘L’enfant’ in 2005, by which time a Golden Palm winners.