72nd Cannes Movie Competition – Photocall for the movie “Parasite” (Gisaengchung) in competitors – Cannes, France, Might 22, 2019. Solid members Chang Hyae-Jin, Cho Yeo-jeong, Lee Jung-Eun and Park So-Dam pose. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

CANNES, France (Reuters) – “Parasite”, a thriller that doubles up as a wickedly humorous satire about class struggles, has upped the ante on the Cannes Movie Competition, with South Korean director Bong Joon-ho rising as an sturdy contender for an award after impressing critics.

Bong, final at Cannes in 2017 with Netflix-produced “Okja”, revealed his darkly humorous exploration of social tensions on the cinema…

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