At the Cannes Film Festival, one of the world's three major film festivals, actor Song Kang-ho became the first Korean to win the Best Actor Award.

Director Park Chan-wook also became the second Korean director to win the Best Director award, writing a new history for Korean cinema.

This is reporter Kang Min-woo.


[Best Actor Award is Kang-Ho Song]

Actor Kang-Ho Song, who starred in the movie 'The Broker', was selected as the recipient of the Best Actor Award at the 75th Cannes International Film Festival.

This is the first time for a Korean actor to win Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival.

Actor Song Dong-won, who sat next to him, and director Hirokazu Koreeda and Kang Dong-won, who were sitting next to each other, hugged and then went on stage to express his gratitude to fellow actors, directors and family members who were with them.

[Song Kang-ho/Actor: I am so very grateful and honored.

I dedicate this honor to many Korean movie fans.

thank you.]

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Director Chan-wook Park was called to the Best Director award this time before the emotion of the award for actor Song was gone.

[Best Director Award is Park Chan-wook.]

It is the second time that a Korean director has won the Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival after Im Kwon-taek, who directed 'Chwihwaseon'.

Director Park said in his acceptance speech that COVID-19 has caused mankind to share a single fear and anxieties, and especially comforted the film industry, who had a hard time, such as the loss of customers at the cinema.

[Park Chan-wook/Director: Just as we have hope and strength to overcome this disease, we believe that our filmmakers and filmmakers will also protect cinemas and protect them forever.]

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A Korean film

that lifted two trophies at the Cannes Film Festival three years after director Bong Joon-ho won the Palme d'Or for the movie 'Parasite' in 2019 .

We are no longer on the periphery of the global film stage, but stand tall at the center.

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