The 69th Cannes International Film Festival is swarming with Korean stars.
Ha Jung-woo, Kim Min-hee, Gong Yoo, Jung Yu-mi and others are attending the 69th Cannes International Film Festival. This year, director Park Chan-wook's "The Handmaiden", Director Na Hong-jin's "The Wailing" and director Yeon Sang-ho's "Train to Busan" will be featured at the CIFF Midnight Screening. Director Park Yeong-joo's short film "1 Kilogram" and director Yoon Jae-ho's "Hitchhiker" are also being featured this year.
"The Handmaiden" cast Kim Min-hee, Ha Jung-woo, Cho Jin-woong, Kim Tae-ri and 4 others are going to Cannes with Park Chan-wook. "The Handmaiden" is based in the 1930s during the Japanese Invasion. The movie is about a wealthy maiden who inherited her wealth from her parents, a count who wants her wealth and The Handmaiden's guardian who was offered a deal by the count.
Ha Jung-woo is the only one of the four who have been to Cannes in 2008 for the movie "The Chaser". "The Handmaiden" is meant for the CIFF competitive section and there was only one other time a Korean star was awarded a prize at CIFF and that was Jeon Do-yeon in 2007 for the movie "Secret Sunshine".
Park Chan-wook's "Old Boy" and "Thirst" were awarded a prize at CIFF before. This time, "The Handmaiden" is under great anticipation and the cast are participating in the official screening and Red Carpet event this year.
"The Wailing" representatives director Na Hong-jin, actors Kwak Do-won, Chun Woo-hee and Japanese actress Jun Kunimura are headed for Cannes. "The Wailing" is about a series of events that happen in a village ever since a stranger shows up and a cop sets out to save his daughter.
"The Wailing" will participate in the screening, Red Carpet event and press conference on the 18th.
"The Wailing" is the only 'perfected' version of a movie out of the 5 movies that were invited to Cannes. Kwak Do-won's performance in the movie, Hwang Jung-min and Chun Woo-hee's chemistry have earned some interest for the movie. Director Na Hong-jin completed "The Wailing" in 3 years. Reviews about the movie have been good and Korean fans have high ancitipation.
"Train to Busan" starring Gong Yoo, Jung Yu-mi, and director Yeon Sang-ho are going to Cannes. While a natural disaster has struck the nation, a KTX train to Busan and the people inside it struggle to survive. "Train to Busan" will attend a press conference on the 14th after a screening. Gong Yoo, Jung Yu-mi, Kim Su-an, and director Yeon Sang-ho leave for Cannes on May 12th.
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