Five Korean films have been selected for the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in 2017.
Two of them, will also compete for major honors.
Director Hong Sang-soo sees two of his films — The Day After in the competition category and Claire’s Camera which gets a special screening — at the festival this year.
Bong Joon-ho’s Okja is also up for the prestigious Palme d’Or award.
No Korean director has yet won the coveted prize.
The Villainess by Jung Byung-gil and The Merciless by Byun Sung-hyun will be screened during the midnight section.
The festival runs from May 17-28.