South Korean film wins Cannes' top award

LOIC VENANCE / AFP

South Korean director Bong Joon-ho's dark comedy 'Parasite' has won the Cannes Film Festival's top award, the Palme d'Or.

It's the first time that a Korean film has won the top honour.

During the ceremony, jury president Alejandro Inarritu said the choice had been "unanimous" for the nine-person jury.

"It’s the 100th anniversary of the cinema in Korea this year. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Korean cinema, I think the Cannes Film Festival has offered me a very great gift," Bong said.

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