‘Broker’, ‘Decision to Leave’, ‘Hunt’ with IU, Lee Jung-jae invited to Cannes Film Festival – Manila Bulletin

Three Korean films have been invited to the 75th Cannes Film Festival, which runs from May 17 to 28.

On April 14, Pierre Lescure and Thierry Frémaux announced the Official Selection of the 2022 Cannes Film Festival in Paris.

(Clockwise from left) Korean movies “Hunt”, “Broker” and “Decision to Leave” have been invited to the 75th Cannes Film Festival (Instagram)

The films were selected for Competition, Un Certain Regard, Out of Competition, Midnight Screenings, Cannes Premiere and Special Screenings.

“Broker” and “Decision to Leave” will compete for the Palme d’Or, the festival’s highest award, while “Hunt” is at Midnight Screenings.

“Broker,” directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda, stars Song Kang-ho, IU, Bae Doona, and Kang Dong-won. The film tells the story of characters that revolve around a baby box, where people can leave newborns that they cannot raise.

“I was thankful that I learned a lot during the spring of last year while filming ‘Broker,’” IU said.

“Korea is very attractive for movies with a movie called ‘Broker’, an adoption road movie. And we find there again one of the greatest Korean comedians, member of the jury, Song Kang-ho, who acts in this film,” Frémaux said during the press conference.

On the other hand, “Decision to Leave” is directed by Park Chan-wook and stars Park Hae-il and Tang Wei.

“It is significant to participate in a film festival in the midst of the pandemic. I will see as many movies as possible in Cannes and give them a standing ovation longer than anyone else there,” Park Chan-wook said, Yonhap News reported.

“Hunt” stars “Squid Game” actor Lee Jung-jae, who also directed the film, which also stars Jung Woo-sung, Jeon Hye-jin, Heo Sung-tae, and Go Yoon-jung.

“Many thanks to the Cannes Film Festival. It is an honor to have my first film as a director premiere in Cannes,” said Lee Jung-jae.

Here is the full list of films selected for the 75th Cannes Film Festival:

Opening Movie: Z (COMME Z)

In competition

HOLY SPIDER

ALMOND TREES

CRIMES OF THE FUTURE

TORI AND LOKITA

STARS AT NOON

BROTHERS

CLOSE

TIME OF ARMAGEDDON

RUNNER

NMR NOSTALGIA

TRIANGLE OF SADNESS

HAEOJIL GYEOLSIM (DECISION TO LEAVE)

APPEARING

LEILA’S BROTHERS

CHILD OF HEAVEN

ZHENA TCHAIKOVSKOGO (WIFE OF TCHAIKOVSKY)

EO

a certain look

THE WORST

BURNING DAYS

METRONOME

SICK WITH MYSELF

ALL THE PEOPLE I’LL NEVER BE

SUNDAY AND THE MIDST (SUNDAY AND THE MIDST)

PLAN 75

UNTITLED PINE RIDGE PROJECT

BODY

BACHENNYA METELYKA (BUTTERFLY VISION)

LAND OF THE DISABLED / LAND OF VOLAÐA (GODLAND)

RODEO

JOYLAND

THE SILENT TWINS

THE STRANGER

out of competition

TOP GUN: MAVERICK

ELVIS MASQUERADE NOVEMBER

THREE THOUSAND YEARS OF LONGING

Midnight screenings:

HUNT

SMOKING DATA

THE DREAM OF THE MOON

cannes premiere

GEEZER

OUTSIDE NIGHT (DUSK)

IRMA VEP

OUR BROTHER

Special Screenings

JERRY LEE LEWIS: TROUBLE ON MIND

THE NATURAL HISTORY OF DESTRUCTION

EVERYTHING THAT BREATHES

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