There have been some rumblings that the “unanimous” Palme D’or victory for Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite” was not so .. unanimous. Juror Yorgos Lanthimos was big on Marco Bellocchio’s gangster saga “The Traitor,” but it seemed to mostly be him, fellow juror/director Alice Rohrwacher and another unnamed compatriot. They were a three-person team going to bat for Bellochio, but, as we all know, the full jury ended up settling for Bong.
From Cedric Succivalli:
“Lanthimos was far from being the most vocal BONG supporter. He was the most fervent supporter of the Bellocchio on the other hand but they were only a team of 3...and he had to give up at some point.”