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Bong Joon-ho's "Okja" enters 70th Cannes International Film Festival

2017/04/13 Source

Director Bong Joon-ho's Netflix Original movie "Okja" is entering the 70th Cannes International Film Festival.

"Okja" is competing with other films for Palme d'Or.

This is the fourth time Bong Joon-ho is going to Cannes. He was there in 2006 for "The Host", in 2008 for "TOKYO!", in 2009 for "Mother - 2009" and this time for "Okja". This is the first time in 6 years he's visiting Cannes since the year 2011 when he was judge for the Golden Camera Award.

"Okja" is a Netflix original movie created by Bong Joon-ho and Netflix. This is the first time a Netflix original was invited to Cannes.

Bong Joon-ho launched his movie to 190 countries on Netflix and it is expected that he will stand out in Korea as an international director.

Netflix has two movies in Cannes; "Okja" and "Mayor Rowitz Story".

One day Ok-ja disappears and her only friend and family Mi-ja looks everywhere for her.

Starring in "Okja" are Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Giancarlo Esposito, Steven Yeun, Lily Collins and other Hollywood actors with Ahn Seo-hyun, Byun Hee-bong, Yoon Je-moon, Choi Wooshik and more. "Okja" was created by Netflix, Plan B Entertainment, Louis Pictures and Kate Street Pictures Company.

"Okja" is coming to Netflix this June and in Korea, it will be released through NEW Distributions in cinemas.

Hong Sang-soo's "The Day After - 2017" is also going to Cannes to compete with Bong Joon-ho for Palme d'Or.

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