Korean movies are dominating the Cannes Film Festival 2022 after receiving a great response from the audience.
The 75th Cannes Film Festival is held from May 17 to 28 and takes place at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès convention center.
Joining the prestigious annual festival are “Hunt,” “Next Sohee,” “Broker,” and “Decision to Leave.”
‘Hunt’ Gets 7-Minute Long Standing Ovation After Premiere
(Photo : Lee Jung Jae Instagram)
“Hunt” is Lee Jung Jae’s directorial debut, which stars himself and his good friend Jung Woo Sung. The espionage action film was invited to premiere for the Midnight Screening section.
Joining the said screening are “Fumer Fait Tousser” by filmmaker Quentin Dupieu and David Bowie’s documentary “Moonage Daydream” directed by Brett Morgen.
At Cannes, Lee Jung Jae and Jung Woo Sung mesmerized the crowd with their charms.
In an interview, the 49-year-old actor-director says that he was amazed by how the crowd reacted after the premiere.
As noted by Ten Asia, Lee Jung Jae shared, “I was moved by the long applause,” adding that he hugged his co-star Jung Woo Sung “awkwardly” because the people were clapping for too long.
Fellow “Hunt” star and award-winning actor also praised Lee Jung Jae and told him that he “did a great job.”
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Interestingly, this is Lee Jung Jae’s second time attending the festival. The first time was for the film “The Housemaid,” alongside Jeon Do Yeon.
As his interview continued, he said that returning to the Cannes Film Festival as a director is such an extraordinary experience that can be remembered for a lifetime. He added, “This is my second experience, and I think it will be a fun and great memory.”
Lee Jung Jae and Jung Woo Sung’s movie “Hunt” is set in the 1980s and at the height of the military dictatorship in South Korea.
(Photo : Lee Jung Jae Instagram)
KCIA Foreign Unit chef Park Pyong Ho, played by Lee Jung Jae, teams up with Domestic Unit chief Kim Jung-do, portrayed by Jung Woo Sung, to uncover a North Korean spy Donglim.
“Hunt” will be the duo’s reunion project after the 1998 film “City of the Rising Sun.”
Song Kang Ho, IU’s ‘Broker’ Premiere End With 10-Minute Standing Ovation
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Besides Lee Jung Jae’s movie, “Broker,” directed by Japanese filmmaker Koreeda Hirokazu is also well-loved at the Cannes Film Festival 2022.
The drama film stars Song Kang Ho, IU, Kang Dong Won, Lee Joo Young graced the film debut. Unfortunately, Bae Doona couldn’t make it due to a conflict with her schedule.
As noted by News 1 Korea, “Broker,” who is also in the running for the coveted Palme d’Or, received a 10-minute long standing ovation following the premiere.
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The movie follows the story of a young mother, Soo Young, played by IU, who had no choice but to leave her infant in a “baby box” while brokers Sang Hyun and Dong So, played by Song Kang Ho and Kang Do Won become the person who sets out to find new families for the abandoned babies.
While the movie gained support at Cannes, “Broker” will be officially released in theaters on June 8.