The Best Movies of the 2019 Cannes Film Festival

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The Cannes film festival wrapped up this past weekend. The awards are out and the reviews are in and Tonio Bandera won best actor for Pedro Malda Vars pain and glory, the first award given to a black female director, went to Mattie, Diop for her film, Atlantiques, and one of the most talked about films, Quentin Tarantino's once upon a time in Hollywood failed to win a single prize. We connected with Elissa, Wilkinson over Skype to get her take. She's a film reporter at FOX that Palmdale winner, which is the top prize at Cannes was Bong, Jun, Ho's parasite long is known for making films that are very much about class warfare. And this one is especially about that. It's kind of a literal is metaphor about class warfare in Korea. There was a film called back route from Brazil, and that one's about poor people into village being targeted by wealthy people. For sport. And they're trying to fight them off. There was a film called Atlantic's, which was the first film actually from a black woman to be in the main competition at Cannes, and that one's really about young Africans who are fighting back against a wealthy developer, whose not paying them for their work. So it was really a festival full of films about vulnerable people trying to figure out ways that they could gain

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