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The 77th Cannes Film Festival opens today… Invitation to Korean movie ‘Veteran 2’

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The 77th Cannes International Film Festival (Cannes Film Festival) opens on the 14th (local time).

There are a total of three Korean films invited to the Cannes Film Festival this year. Director Ryu Seung-wan’s ‘Veteran 2’, which was invited to the Midnight Screening section, is a follow-up to ‘Veteran’ (2015), with the previous film’s star Hwang Jung-min once again playing the lead role, and Jung Hae-in, Oh Dal-soo, Jang Yoon-joo, Oh Dae-hwan, and Kim Si-hoo also appearing. It depicts a new crisis facing the more seasoned Detective Seo Do-cheol (played by Hwang Jung-min) and the veteran violent crime investigation team. Accordingly, ‘Veteran 2’ lead actors Hwang Jung-min, Jung Hae-in, and director Ryu Seung-wan will attend the official screening held on the 20th and walk the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Following this, ‘Film Youth, Dong-ho’, a documentary about the story of former Busan International Film Festival executive chairman Kim Dong-ho, was selected in the Cannes Classics section, and ‘Echo’, directed by Lim Yu-ri of the Korea National University of Arts, was selected in the La Cinef section, a short film competition section held by film schools around the world. I was invited.

A total of 22 films were invited to the competition section, the main section of the film festival, including new works by famous directors such as Jia Zhangke, Yorgos Lanthimos, and Sean Baker.

In addition, the Korean Film Council (Acting Chairman Kim Dong-hyeon, hereinafter referred to as the Korea Film Council) is an official partner of the producer network program of the Marche du Film (Cannes Market), the Cannes International Film Festival in France, which will be held from the 15th to the 20th, with five Korean film producers. attend together The five producers participating in the program are Dong-ha Lee (CEO of Red Peter), Young Kim (CEO of Miru Pictures), Su-won Shin (Jun Film), Hee-young Yoon (Mokusura), and Eun-young Oh (Eo Contents Group). In addition, the Korea Film Center will open the Korea Film Center, a comprehensive K-movie promotion center, within the Cannes Market to support the promotion of this invited film and use it as a venue for exchange between domestic and foreign filmmakers.

Meanwhile, the 77th Cannes Film Festival will be held in Cannes, a resort city in southern France, from the 14th to the 25th. The official section of the Cannes Film Festival is divided into the competitive section, which awards awards such as the Palme d’Or, the highest honor, and the non-competitive section, Un Certain Regard, Midnight Screening, Special Screening, Cine Foundation, and Short Film sections.

(Seoul = News 1)

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