5 Korean Films Make Selection at Cannes This Year

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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.

A scene from Bong Joon-ho’s “Okja”. Image: Indiewire.com

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.



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