At this yr’s Cannes Movie Pageant set to kick off subsequent week, two Korean movies — “Determination to Go away” by famend director Park Chan-wook and “Dealer” by award-winning Japanese auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda — will compete for the highest honor of Palme d’Or.
It’s the first time in 5 years that two Korean titles have been invited to the official competitors part since 2017, when Bong Joon-ho’s “Okja” and Hong Sang-soo’s “The Day After” made the checklist.
Hopes are excessive that not less than one of many two Korean contenders shall be awarded on the world’s most prestigious movie competition, following Bong’s black comedy “Parasite,” which clinched the Palme d’Or within the 2019 version.
This picture offered by the seventy fifth Cannes Movie Pageant reveals a scene from “Determination to Go away.” (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)
The thriller romance “Determination to Go away” is director Park’s first characteristic in six years after the psychological thriller “The Handmaiden” (2016), which was additionally invited to Cannes’ competitors.
The brand new movie is a couple of detective who suspects a mysterious widow in a homicide case and later turns into desirous about her. Chinese language actress Tang Wei of “Lust, Warning” (2007) and Korean actor Park Hae-il star within the movie.
His return to Cannes has develop into the discuss of the city as two of his three Cannes-contending options gained a trophy on the competition. “Oldboy” (2003) took the second-highest honor of Grand Prix and “Thirst” (2009) obtained the Jury Prize.
“The Handmaiden” missed an official prize however obtained an impartial however Cannes-approved award of the Vulcan Award that offers recognition to movies from the official choice of Cannes with excellent technical achievements, like manufacturing design and cinematography.
“Many say that it’s time for the director to get the highest prize,” movie critic Yoon Sung-eun mentioned. “Cannes tends to acknowledge movies based mostly on realism and social criticism, however Park’s movies are acclaimed for his personal inventive types and mise-en-scene.”
“Dealer” is written and directed by Japanese director Kore-eda however produced, invested and distributed by Korean firms, together with CJ ENM. It stars Korean actors, together with Music Kang-ho of “Parasite.”
It’s the Cannes-winning director’s first Korean-language mission about adoption, that includes the relationships of characters shaped by way of a child field, the place individuals anonymously drop off newborns that they’ll’t elevate.
It additionally marked Kore-eda’s eighth entry to Cannes, together with “Shoplifters” (2018), the winner of the Palme d’Or that yr.
The movie critic mentioned “Dealer” will come into the highlight not just for the worldwide repute of its director but additionally for the veteran actor Music, who is anticipated to hit Cannes’ pink carpet for the seventh time this yr.
He starred in lots of Cannes-winning tasks, together with “Thirst” and “Parasite,” and served as a jury member eventually yr’s Cannes.
“Music is among the most beloved actors by famend filmmakers. Many individuals mentioned he deserves to win an performing award at Cannes,” she mentioned. “However the vital factor is his function within the movie and the way a lot he leads the story. The desire of jury members additionally issues.”
This yr’s Cannes movie competition will kick off subsequent Tuesday and run by way of Could 28.