“Parasite”star Song Kang Ho will go international again as he will be participating in the 74th Cannes Film Festival!
Cannes Film Festival Invites Actor Song Kang Ho to be Part of the Jury
Song Kang Ho will participate in the forthcoming 74th Cannes International Film Festival as a judge. The prestigious event is scheduled to take place in July 2021.
On June 10, as per a media report, Song Kang Ho received an offer from the jury in the said competition category from the Cannes Film Festival. Then, the “Parasite” actor expressed his gratitude and accepted the offer.
This will be the second time for a Korean actor to participate as a judge in the competition section of the known film fest.
Award-winning actress Jeon Do Yeon was the first South Korean actor to appear as a judge in the Cannes Film Festival in 2014.
“The King’s Letters” star first had his visit and appearance in the Cannes Film Festival when his “Parasite” team attended the prestigious ceremony. They also won the Palme d’Or at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival in 2019.
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Meanwhile, aside from being part of the jury, Song Kang Ho will represent their movie “Emergency Declaration,” directed by Han Jae Rim.
The 54-year-old South Korean artist is the nation’s representative, also dubbed as the “National Actor.” He’s received invitations from the famous Cannes Film Festival for his six films, “Monster” (2006), “Secret Sunshine” (2007), “The Good, The Bad, The Weird” (2008), “Thirst” (2009), “Parasite” (2019), and “Emergency Declaration” (2021).
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Things to Know about the 74th Cannes Film Festival
The international film festival will be held from July 6 to July 17 in Cannes, a place in Southern France.
For the meantime, there are no single Korean films included in this year’s competition. However the influence of the Korean film industry will still be present through the South Korean artists who will be attending the event.
Director of “In Front of Your Face” Hong Sang Soo is also expected to attend the Cannes premier section which was newly established this year.
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Written by Shai Collins