South Korean directors Bong Joon-ho
and Lee Chang-dong
have been named to serve as the presidents of juries at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.
The Cannes festival announced Thursday that Bong will preside over the jury that awards the Camera d'Or prize for a first-time filmmaker, while Lee will lead the jury in the unofficial selection of Critics' Week Festival.
It is first time that Korean directors were selected to head juries for the major international film festival.
Bong was invited to Cannes in the official selection for his film "TOKYO!
" in 2008 and "Mother - 2009"
Lee earned the best screenplay prize for "Poetry"
at the festival last year and Jeon Do-yeon
, the star of Lee's "Secret Sunshine
", won the award for best actress in 2007.
Reported by KBS WORLD Radio