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South Korea makes its mark at Cannes again

Park Chan-wook wins best director; Song Kang-ho takes best actor prize

Park Chan-wook picks up the Best Director Award at the 75th Cannes Film Festival, in southern France, on May 28.   © AP

TOKYO -- South Koreans scooped the two key awards at the Cannes Film Festival this year, keeping up the momentum created by director Bong Joon-ho's "Parasite," which won the Palme d'Or award in 2019.

The Best Director Award went to Park Chan-wook for his twisty noir "Decision to Leave," and Song Kang-ho won the Best Actor Award for his performance in "Broker," a movie about a Korean family seeking a home for an abandoned baby directed by Japan's Hirokazu Koreeda.

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