South Korea's Song Kang-ho wins best actor prize in Cannes

30/5/2022 2:46:00 AM

South Korea's Song Kang-ho wins best actor prize in Cannes

South Korea's Song Kang-ho wins best actor prize in Cannes

CANNES, FRANCE (AFP) - South Korea's Song Kang-ho clinched the best actor prize in Cannes on Saturday (May 28) for his role in Broker about a woman dropping off an unwanted child in a 'baby box' for adoption. Song, who also starred in the global hit Parasite, plays a...

Bastille Day pulled after attack in Nice Since then, he has appeared in more than 30 films and worked with top South Korean filmmakers including Park Chan-wook, Kang Je-gyu and Lee Chang-dong.Park's Cannes entry came nearly two decades after his Oldboy which won the festival's second-highest prize in 2004.Shaun White , 35.The 75th Cannes Film Festival - Closing ceremony - Cannes, France, May 28, 2022.

British film magazine Screen called Broker"a sensitive and compassionate look at the market for unwanted children" while US movie website IndieWire said it was a"bittersweet and complex family drama".Another South Korean winner at Canne on Saturday was film-maker Park Chan-wook, who took the festival's best director award for his erotic crime movie Decision To Leave.Park, 58, told the Cannes audience he was bullish about the future of movie-going.Starring Chinese star Tang Wei and Korean actor Park Hae-il, Decision To Leave tells the story of a detective who, investigating a man's fatal fall from a mountain, comes under the spell of the victim's wife, whom he suspects of having caused her husband's death.Nina Dobrev and Shaun White at the amfAR Gala in Cannes, France.It was warmly received by Cannes audiences.We were very afraid of each and theatres were empty, but little by little, audiences will rediscover cinema," Park said.The BBC called it a"cracking romantic thriller" and Screen said that"even without the extreme shock tactics of some of his earlier work, Park can craft a deeply satisfying and potentially commercial thriller".Director Ruben Ostlund, Palme d'Or award winner for the film film "Triangle of Sadness", poses next to Jury member Noomi Rapace.

The film's mesmerising soundtrack includes the Adagietto in Gustav Mahler's 5th Symphony, immortalised in the 1971 movie Death In Venice by Luchino Visconti.NOT A ROMANTIC The detective story, which drew comparisons with the far more sexually explicit thriller Basic Instinct, increasingly meshes with the mutual attraction engulfing the main characters.Today we are celebrating you.Park's Cannes entry comes nearly two decades after his Oldboy won the festival's second-highest prize in 2004 and helped catapult South Korean cinema onto the global stage - years before Parasite, which won the 2019 Palme d'Or and best film at the 2020 Oscars.More On This Topic.The film's mesmerising soundtrack includes the Adagietto in Gustav Mahler's 5th Symphony, immortalised in the 1971 movie Death In Venice by Luchino Visconti.

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South Korea wins big at Cannes Film Festival with Best Actor, Best Director awardsStar film-maker Park Chan-wook clinched the best director award for his erotic crime movie Decision To Leave while Song Kang-ho, best known for his role in the Oscar-winning Parasite, picked up the best actor gong for Broker.