Song Kang-ho wins Best Actor Award at Cannes for his role in ‘Broker’

Song Kang-ho, winner of the award for best actor for 'Broker,' poses during a photo call following the awards ceremony at the 75th Cannes Film Festival on Saturday. [AP/YONHAP]

Song Kang-ho won the Best Actor Award at the 75th Cannes Film Festival for his performance in “Broker.”

“Broker” is Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s first Korean-language film. It follows a group of people who embark on a journey to find a new family for a baby delivered to an unwed mother.

Song portrays Sang-hyun, a man who calls himself a broker of goodwill.

This was Song’s seventh time to be invited to the prestigious film festival. Last year, Song became the fifth Korean to become a member of the Cannes’ jury, following director Shin Sang-ok in 1994, director Lee Chang-dong in 2009, actor Jeon Do-yeon in 2014 and director Park Chan-wook in 2017.

In 2019, Song triumphed at Cannes when director Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite,” in which he starred, won the Palme d’Or.