Korea’s Song Kang-ho, Park Chan-wook win at 75th Cannes Film Festival

Published May 29, 2022, 6:25 AM

by Jonathan Hicap

“Parasite” star Song Kang-ho and director Park Chan-wook won at the 75th Cannes Film Festival.

Song Kang-ho bagged the best actor award for “Broker,” becoming the first Korean actor to receive an acting award at Cannes Film Festival.

“Broker” stars Song Kang-ho (extreme right), Gang Dong-won and Lee Ji-eun (aka IU) (Photo courtesy of CJ ENM Movie on Instagram)

Jeon Do-yeon won best actress at the Cannes Film Festival in 2007 for the film “Secret Sunshine.”

“Broker” also stars Gang Dong-won, Bae Doona and Lee Ji-eun (aka IU) and “is about an unexpected and special journey by people who form a connection through a baby box.“

According to “Broker” director Hirokazu Kore-eda, “Song Kang Ho was the starting point of ‘Broker.’ I wrote the screenplay with him in mind from the beginning, and on the set he showed such a great performance that it continually stimulated me, the writer-director.”

On the other hand, Park Chan-wook bagged the best director award at the 75th Cannes Film Festival for the movie “Decision to Leave.” He won the Grand Prix at the festival in 2004 and the Jury Prize in 2009.