South Korean star Song Kang Ho won the Best Actor award for his performance in Broker at Cannes 2022. Meanwhile, Park Chan-wook won the Best Director award for Decision to Leave.
Song Kang Ho and Park Chan Wook won Best Actor and Best Director at Cannes 2022. Photo: Instagram / Reuters
- Song Kang Ho won Best Actor at Cannes 2022 and Park Chan Wook won Best Director.
- Both are from South Korea.
- Triangle of Sadness won the Palme d’Or for Best Picture.
Song Kang Ho became the first South Korean male actor to win the Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival. 75th edition of the event announced The winners of this year’s awards on May 28, Song Kang Ho won Best Actor, while Park Chan Wook won Best Director.
Song Kang Ho wins Best Actor award at Cannes 2022
Song Kang Ho won the Best Actor award for his performance in the film Broker. He made history by becoming the first Korean male actor to win this award at Cannes. Actress Jeon Do Yeon was the first Korean to win the Best Actress award for her role in the film Secret Sunshine at Cannes in 2007. Interestingly, the film also featured Song Kang Ho.
Earlier in 2019, Parasite became the first Korean film to win the prestigious Palme d’Or, the top honor at the Cannes Film Festival. Song Kang Ho also starred in the Oscar-winning film. His long list of achievements includes becoming the first Korean male star to be on the jury at Cannes 2021.
Park Chan-wook wins Best Director award at Cannes
Filmmaker Park Chan-wook won the Best Director award at Cannes 2022 for his film Decision to Leave. He is the second Korean director to win this award. The first was Im Kwon Taek, who won the award for his historical film Chihwas.
The decision to leave stars Park Hye Il and Tang Wei in the lead roles. It is a romantic mystery about a detective investigating a murder case, who suspects that the victim’s widow killed him but is also attracted to her.
Triangle of Sadness wins the Palme d’Or for Best Picture
Triangle of Sadness, a film by Swedish director Ruben Ostlund, won the Palme d’Or for Best Picture at the Cannes Film Festival. Exploring notions of beauty and privilege, the film sends two models on a luxury cruise—only to drop them off on a deserted island with a handful of employees and billionaire guests. Toilet attendant proves best survival skill and social structures up
(with inputs from Reuters)