Bong Joon-ho Becomes First Korean Receiving the Palme d'Or at Cannes

# Entertainment 2019.05.27 View : 2171

Korean film director Bong Joon-ho grabbed the Palme d'Or at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival on Saturday for his new movie "Parasite."

His win is the fifth time that a Korean film has received a main competition award at the Cannes Film Festival.

Back in 2004, Park Chan-wook was awarded the Grand Prix, the second-highest prize at the festival, for his thriller "Old Boy."

"Secret Sunshine" grabbed the best actress award for Jeon Do-yeon in 2007.

In this year, the Grand Prix went to the French film "Atlantics" by Mati Diop, and the best director award was given to a Belgian filmmaking duo, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, for "Young Ahmed."

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