“Parasite” Actor Song Kang Ho Sets Record As First Korean Male Actor To Win “Best Actor” At The 2022 Cannes Film Festival

It was a well-deserved win!

Actor Song Kang Ho, who previously starred in Bong Joon Ho‘s smash hit Parasite in 2019, has scored “Best Actor” at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, becoming the first Korean male actor to do so.

Song Kang Ho was nominated for his role in Broker, also starring IU and directed by Japanese director Hirokazu Koreeda.

Broker film poster | IMDb

The story follows a cast of characters as they attempt to sell a baby they found in a designated “adoption box,” before eventually forming a family with the baby themselves.

IU, Gang Dong Won, and Song Kang Ho in Broker | Mubi

Song Kang Ho’s win marked a big night for Korean entertainment. Not only did he score “Best Actor,” but Korean filmmaker Park Chan Wook also won “Best Director” for his film Decision To Leave, becoming the second Korean director to win the honor.

Song Kang Ho’s victory comes after he became the first Korean male actor to serve on the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 2021, and of course, after winning big in 2019 as a member of the cast of Parasite.

Director Hirokazu Koreeda, Song Kang Ho and IU | @KPop_Herald/Twitter

The growing number of accolades for Korean filmmakers and artists signals a turning point for Korean entertainment, and actor Song Kang Ho has consistently found himself right at the center of it! In fact, his film Broker reportedly received a 12 minute-long standing ovation at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

The cast of Broker with director Hirokazu Koreeda | @KPop_Herald/Twitter

And not only that, but costar IU totally stole the show at the red carpet, even making it to the top of Vogue‘s “Best Fashion” list at the event. Read further about the big night for Broker‘s stars on the link below!

IU Makes Vogue’s “Best Fashion” List At The 2022 Cannes Film Festival

Source: Forbes and Naver