This award seems to be recorded as a milestone for Korean films to rise from the fringes of the world to the center.

Reporter Lee Ju-hyeong interpreted the Cannes Film Festival as to how far our films have advanced and what is the trend of the world film industry.


It was a Korean movie night, and it was a night that showed a new trend in the world film industry.

When actor Song Kang-ho received the Best Actor Award, director Park Chan-wook smiled with a happy smile, and when director Park Chan-wook received the Best Director Award, director Koreeda Hirokazu was deeply moved.

For Cannes Park, who was invited to Cannes for the first time as 'Oldboy' 18 years ago, it's a daunting feeling.

[Park Chan-wook/Film Director, aka 'Cannes Park': It's an unspeakable sense of power.

At that time, Korea was a marginal country, in the film industry.]

Actor Song Kang-ho, who was invited to Cannes for the 7th time, received the Best Actor Award, making a Korean film the first time in 22 years to win all categories of Cannes feature film competitions.

In addition, two films were awarded in the competition section at the same time, rising from the edge of the global film industry to the center.

The support for the film industry started by the Kim Dae-jung government under the principle of 'support but not interference' and the efforts of filmmakers were largely attributed to it, but the decisive catalysts are 'Parasite' and 'Squid Game'.

[Ron Vogel/Israeli film critic/professor of film studies: It was a game changer for 'Parasite' to receive the Palme d'Or at Cannes and an Oscar in succession.

People say, 'Oh,

The trend of world cinema at the Cannes Film Festival this time is that not only the 'one inch barrier' that director Bong Joon-ho talked about, but also the barriers of capital and production are breaking down.

The director of 'The Broker' is Japanese, and Tang Wei, the main character of 'Resolve to Break Up', is from China.

The Palme d'Or, the highest honor at Cannes, went to Swedish director Ruben Östlund's social satire 'The Triangle of Sorrows'.

(Screen credit: Cannes International Film Festival Brut., video coverage: Cho Chang-hyun)