Cannes, May 29 (BUS): Actor Song Kang-ho was named Saturday Best Actor at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for his performance in the drama “Broker,” becoming the first South Korean actor to win an acting award at the prestigious festival. festival.
At the closing ceremony of the 75th edition of the festival held at the Palais Lumiere in Cannes, Song received the Best Actor Award for his role as a child mediator in the film written and directed by Cannes Award-winning Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda, Yonhap News Agency reported.
In his acceptance speech, Song said, “I am very grateful and honored. I would like to thank director Coreda, who is a great artist.” “I also want to share this gratitude and honor with our cast members like Kang Dong-Won, Lee Ji-eun, Bae Doo-na, and Lee Joo-young.”
This is the first title he has earned from Cannes, although he has starred in several Cannes award-winning titles, including Bong Joon-ho “Parasite” (2019) and Park Chan-wook “Thirst” (2009).
He also became the first South Korean actor to win an acting award at Cannes. Jeon Do-yeon won the Best Actress award for her role in the drama “Secret Sunshine” in 2007, in which Song also starred.
“Broker,” Kore-eda’s first Korean-language project, depicts the relationships between characters formed through the Baby Box, in which people drop off newborns anonymously and cannot raise them.
Sung plays Sang Hyun, who steals an infant left unattended by his parents in a baby crate and sells it to parents who need children.