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Three Korean films invited to Cannes Festival for Un Certain Regard

The Cannes Film Festival has invited three Korean films to its Un Certain Regard section. The three films are Hong Sang-soo's "The Day He Arrives," Na Hong-jin's "Yellow Sea” and Kim Ki-duk's "Arirang.”

Also, "Ya-Gan-Bi-Hang (Fly by Night)" by Son Tae-gyun was invited to the students' Cinefondation selection.

This is the seventh time a film by Hong Sang-soo has been invited to Cannes and his film "Hahaha" won top prize in the Un Certain Regard section in 2010. Director Kim Ki-duk was invited for his film “Breath” in 2007 and director Na Hong-jin was invited in 2008 for his debut film, “The Chaser.”

The opening ceremony will start on May 11 with Woody Allen’s comedy “Midnight in Paris.” The 64th Cannes film festival runs from May 11 to 22, with Korean directors Bong Joon-ho and Lee Chang-dong heading up juries.

By Oh Jun Kyung
Korea.net Staff Writer

 

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