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.
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)
CRIMES OF THE FUTURE
TORI AND LOKITA
STARS AT NOON
TIME OF ARMAGEDDON
TRIANGLE OF SADNESS
HAEOJIL GYEOLSIM (DECISION TO LEAVE)
CHILD OF HEAVEN
ZHENA TCHAIKOVSKOGO (WIFE OF TCHAIKOVSKY)
a certain look
SICK WITH MYSELF
ALL THE PEOPLE I’LL NEVER BE
SUNDAY AND THE MIDST (SUNDAY AND THE MIDST)
UNTITLED PINE RIDGE PROJECT
BACHENNYA METELYKA (BUTTERFLY VISION)
LAND OF THE DISABLED / LAND OF VOLAÐA (GODLAND)
THE SILENT TWINS
out of competition
TOP GUN: MAVERICK
ELVIS MASQUERADE NOVEMBER
THREE THOUSAND YEARS OF LONGING
THE DREAM OF THE MOON
OUTSIDE NIGHT (DUSK)
JERRY LEE LEWIS: TROUBLE ON MIND
THE NATURAL HISTORY OF DESTRUCTION
EVERYTHING THAT BREATHES
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