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At the Cannes Film Festival, director Chan-wook Park won the Best Director award for the movie 'The Decision to Break Up', and actor Kang-ho Song won the Best Actor Award for 'The Broker'.

This is the first time that two Korean films have won awards at the same time.

Reporter Kwak Sang-eun came from Cannes.


[Best Director, Park Chan-wook of 'Decision to Break Up!']

[Best Actor Song Kang-ho!]

Two Korean films won the Cannes Film Festival competition for the first time at the same time.

The main characters were two 'men of Khan'.

Director Park Chan-wook won the Best Director award for the suspenseful melodrama 'Decision to break up' starring Hae-il Park and Wei Tang.

[Park Chan-wook/Film Director: (Corona) We went through an era where theaters were cut off from customers, but it was also an opportunity for all of us to realize how precious the theater is.]

Director Park Chan-wook won the Jury Prize for 'Oldboy' in 2004 .

This is the third time after receiving the Jury Award for 'Bat' in 2009.

It is also the second best director award for a Korean director after Im Kwon-taek won the Best Director award for 'Chwihwaseon' 20 years ago.

Actor Song Kang-ho became the first Korean actor to win the Best Actor Award at Cannes for his Korean film 'The Broker', directed by Hirokazu Koreeda, which depicts the story of a baby box.

[Song Kang-ho/Movie Actor: Mercy Boku (Thank you very much).

I am so very grateful and honored.]

Actor Kang-ho Song, who was a jury member of the Cannes Film Festival last year, was invited to the 7th Cannes and was honored with the award.

It is the second time for a Korean actor to win an acting award at Cannes after Jeon Do-yeon, who won the Best Actress award for 'Miryang' in 2007.

Captivating Cannes again in three years following Parasite, Korean films have once again confirmed their potential on the international stage.

(Video coverage: Cho Chang-hyun, video editing: Hwang Ji-young)