IU underwent an RT-PCR test on September 30 and is awaiting the results, according to her agency, Yidam Entertainment. She was categorised as close contact and is currently in self-quarantine the day after she arrived home from Milan Fashion Week in Italy, "She has no symptoms of COVID-19," she explained, "but she didn't attend the Chunsa International Film Festival as she hasn't gotten her test results yet."
IU received the Best New Actress Award at the 27th Chunsa International Film Festival, which was held on the same day, for her performance in "Broker" (director Hirokazu Koreeda, 2022). She portrayed the character "Soyoung" in the movie, the mother of a child kept in a baby box. She lamented not being able to attend despite the fact that this is her first film festival award. Two further prizes were given to "Broker."
In the movie "Broker," there is a baby box, a discreet location where parents can leave their infants. A baby left in a baby box needs new parents, so Sang Hyun (Song Kang Ho) seeks them and strikes a special agreement with them. He describes himself as a goodwill trader. Dong Soo (Kang Dong Won) and Sang Hyun collaborate on this project. They become connected with Soyoung (IU), who abandoned her child in the baby box and later returned to retrieve it. Detectives Soo Jin (Bae Doo Na) and Lee (Lee Joo Young) are pursuing Sang Hyun and Dong Soo in the meantime.
There is a baby box, a covert spot where parents can leave their infants, in the movie "Broker." Sang Hyun (Song Kang Ho) searches for new parents and comes to a particular arrangement with them because a baby left in a baby box requires new parents. He calls himself a trader in goodwill. In this production, Sang Hyun and Dong Soo (Kang Dong Won) work together. They establish a connection with Soyoung (IU), who left her child in the baby box before coming back to get it. Meanwhile, Sang Hyun and Dong Soo are being sought after by detectives Soo Jin (Bae Doo Na) and Lee (Lee Joo Young).