On the day, Sports Korea reported, “The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has decided to transfer the Bronze Prize to Bong Joon-ho,
Bong Joon-ho won the gold medal prize at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France. It is his first time to receive the Golden Palm Award in the 100-year history of Korean movies. President Moon Jae-in delivered the congratulations directly through the official SNS.
If Bong Joon-ho is awarded the Culture Medal from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, this is the second prize. Bong is a young artist in his 20s and 30s who is expected to be a prospective artist in 2003, and has a history of receiving ‘Young Art of Today’. In addition, Bong received the Culture and Arts Merit Medal in France in 2016.
Director Bong Joon-ho The film directors who received the former culture award are Kim Ki-duk and Im Kwon-taek. He was awarded the Ornamental Culture Medal in 2003, the Medal of Preserved Culture in 2004, and the Medal of Culture in 2012. Director Im Kwon Taek received the Cultural Medal in 1989 and the Medal in Culture in 2002.
The movie “Parasite”, which presented Bong Joon-ho’s Golden Palms Award, was released in Korea on the 30th. On the first day of opening, it attracted an audience of 560,000 people, proving the subjectivity.