ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon PrintIcon Twitter
Arts

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.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more