Song Kang Ho will become the first Korean actor to serve as a jury at the 74th Cannes Film Festival.
According to the film industry, Song recently accepted an offer to join the competition jury of the Canne Film Festival, which will be held for 12 days from July 6th. With American filmmaker Spike Lee as the President of the Jury, the full list of the jurors will be announced next week.
Song is the fifth Korean to be a member of Cannes’ jury, following director Shin Sang Ok (1994), director Lee Chang Dong (2009), actress Jeon Do Yeon (2014), and director Park Chan Wook (2017).
Starting in 2007, Song has had a special relationship with Cannes. At the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, he was the only actor who stood by director Bong Joon Ho to share a moment of glory when Parasite won Palme d’Or. Before that, his two other movies were invited to the festival’s competition section: Secret Sunshine (2007) and Thirst (2009). Plus, The Good, The Bad, The Weird (2008) and his new film Emergency Declaration were invited to the non-competition category.
Meanwhile, Song is currently filming Hirokazu Koreeda’s new Korean film Broker (working title). He will be flying to Cannes in early July as soon as he wraps up the filming.
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