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Bong Joon-ho's new film, "The Host", invited for screening at the Cannes Film Festival

2006/05/01 Source

"The Host", a new film by Korean director Bong Joon-ho, has been invited for screening at the Director's Fortnight of the Cannes Film Festival.

"On April 26, The Host was been invited to the Director's Fortnight at the 59th Cannes Film Festival, which will be held on May 17 to 28 in Cannes, France", Showbox, a distributor of this film, announced on April 27.

Thus, two Korean films - the other being The Unforgiven by director Yoon Jong-bin selected for Un Certain Regard - have been named on the screening list of this renowned film festival.

Followed by Barking Dogs Never Bite and Memories of Murder, director Bong's third film T"he Host" tells the story of a family who meets a mysterious monster on the riverside of Han River.

The film stars Song Kang-ho, Park Hae-il, Bae Doona, and Byeon Hee-Bong and is scheduled for screening in Korean theaters in July.

Korean films that have been invited to the Director's Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival so far include Spring in My Hometown (1998) by Lee Kwang-Mo, Peppermint Candy (2000) by Lee Chang-dong, A Story About A Death (2003) by Park Jong-woo, Fill In The Blanks (2004) by Kim Yooon-seong, The President's Last Bang (2005) by Im Sang-soo, and Crying Fist (2005) by Ryoo Seung-wan.

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