Various Korean movies have been invited to the seventy fifth Cannes Film Festival!
On April 14 native time, the Cannes Film Festival formally introduced their lineup for this yr’s occasion. For the primary time in 5 years, two Korean movies have been chosen to compete for the Palme d’Or within the Competition class, whereas Lee Jung Jae’s directorial debut “Hunt” has been invited within the Out of Competition, Midnight Screenings part.
The first Korean movie within the Competition part is “Decision to Leave,” which is directed by Park Chan Wook and written by his longtime collaboration associate Jung Seo Kyung. The thriller movie follows detective Hae Joon as he investigates a homicide case and grows more and more suspicious of, but fascinated by Seo Rae, the sufferer’s widow. Park Hae Il stars as Hae Joon whereas Tang Wei performs Seo Rae.
Park Chan Wook is thought for movies akin to “Oldboy,” which gained the Grand Prix on the Cannes Film Festival in 2004, “Thirst,” which gained the Cannes Jury Prize in 2009, “The Handmaiden,” and “Joint Security Area.” He has additionally directed English-speaking Korean movies akin to “Stoker” and was a producer on the critically-acclaimed movie “Snowpiercer.”
The second movie is “Broker,” helmed by Japanese director Koreeda Hirokazu who has been named to the Competition class a complete of 5 instances. The director gained the celebrated Palme d’Or in 2018 with “Shoplifters,” and in 2013 with “Like Father, Like Son.” Although the director is Japanese, “Broker” is taken into account a Korean movie as it’s produced by Korean media firm CJ ENM.
The movie tells the story of child packing containers, that are arrange for people who find themselves not in a position to present for his or her infants to anonymously give them up. “Broker” boasts a star-studded lineup with Song Kang Ho, Kang Dong Won, Bae Doona, IU, and Lee Joo Young.
After their showings on the pageant, each movies will premiere in Korea on May 6.
“Hunt” tells the story of two ace National Intelligence Service (NIS) brokers who uncover a stunning fact whereas chasing down the particular person accountable for North Korean spies. In addition to directing the movie, Lee Jung Jae stars as agent Park Pyung Ho, whereas Jung Woo Sung performs the function of Kim Jung Do, Park Pyung Ho’s colleague and rival.
With his directorial debut being invited to the Cannes Film Festival, Lee Jung Jae commented, “It’s such an honor that the first screening for my debut project will happen at the Cannes. I believe that we’ve gotten today’s results because of the producers’ fiery passion and the diligent acting efforts of the actors who poured in all their energy. Thank you for all your attention and support.”
The Midnight Screening class contains a cautious choice of motion, thriller, noir, horror, or fantasy movies which are artistic and have public attraction. After screening on the pageant, “Hunt” will premiere someday this summer time.
After two years of irregular scheduling as a result of pandemic, the annual Cannes Film Festival will return to its common May ceremony and open on May 17.
Watch Lee Jung Jae in “Assassination” right here:
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