Song Kang Ho just made history at the 75th Cannes Film Festival!
On May 28, the 75th Cannes Film Festival revealed the winners of this year’s awards. Song Kang Ho has won the Best Actor award for his role in the movie “Broker,” becoming the first-ever Korean male to win this award at the Cannes Film Festival (The first Korean to win the acting award is Jeon Do Yeon for her role in the movie “Secret Sunshine.”)
It is worth mentioning that Song Kang Ho has also starred in “Parasite,” the first Korean film to ever win Palme d’Or (The Cannes Film Festival’s top prize.”
Meanwhile, Park Chan Wook has won Best Director for his movie “Decision to Leave,” becoming the second Korean director to win this award at Cannes Film Festival (The first director was Im Kwon Taek who won the award for his 2002 movie “Chihwaseon.”)
In addition, this is not the first time Park Chan Wook won an award at the Cannes Film Festival, he previously won the Grand Prix at the Film Festival for his 2003 movie “Oldboy,” and his 2009 movie ‘Thirst” won the Jury Prize award.
Congratulations to Song Kang Ho and Park Chan Wook!