Cannes Palme d'Or Winner Tops Korean Box Office
The winner of 2019 Cannes, "Parasite," is smashing the box office in Korea, surpassing a cumulative 3 million admissions on the fourth day of its run, June 2, according to the data from the Korean Film Council (KOFIC).
The film is directed by Bong Joon-ho and starring Song Kangho, and won the Palme d'Or from this year's Cannes Film Festival, becoming the first case for Kor...
Bong Joon-ho Becomes First Korean Receiving the Palme d'Or at Cannes
Korean film director Bong Joon-ho grabbed the Palme d'Or at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival on Saturday for his new movie "Parasite."
His win is the fifth time that a Korean film has received a main competition award at the Cannes Film Festival.
Back in 2004, Park Chan-wook was awarded the Grand Prix, the second-highest prize at the festival, for his thriller "Old Boy.&q...
Song Kangho Is Receiving the Excellence Award from Locarno
The Korean actor Song Kangho will be awarded at the 2019 Locarno International Film Festival in August. It's a first time for the Excellence Award to be given to an Asian actor.
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The award is for Song's latest role in the Korean director Bong Joon-ho's film "Parasite". The movie was also selected for...