Bong Joon Ho Excited Ahead Of His New Films Premiere At Cannes

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Bong Joon-ho Excited Ahead of His New Film's Premiere at Cannes
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Bong Joon-ho Excited Ahead of His New Film's Premiere at Cannes

Bong Joon-ho's much-anticipated film "Okja" is set to be released late next month.

Along with Hong Sang-soo's "The Day After - 2017", his film has been invited to this year's Cannes Film Festival, which opens this week.

"I'm a bit nervous as we approach the premiere at Cannes", Bong said during a press event for the film in Seoul on Monday. "But I'm confident the film will keep viewers engrossed for two solid hours".

Netflix put up US$50 million to make the film, whose star-studded cast includes Hollywood A-listers Tilda Swinton and Jake Gyllenhaal alongside Korean actress Ahn Seo-hyun. Swinton, who also starred in Bong's previous film "Snowpiercer", said she agreed to appear in the movie as soon as she saw Bong's storyboard sketches.

Bong Joon-ho and Hong Sang-soo come home empty handed
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Bong Joon-ho and Hong Sang-soo come home empty handed

They returned empty handed.

The 70th Cannes International Film Festival was held in Cannes, France on the 28th of May at 7PM. The Palm d'Or went to "The Square".

The judges table was made up of Pedro Almodobar (Spain), Will Smith (USA), Jessica Chastain (USA), Pan Bing Bing (China), Anes Zaui (France) Maren Ade (Germany), Paulo Sorentino (Germany), Gabrielle Yard (France) and Park Chang-wook (Korea).

Hong Sang-soo went to Cannes with "Okja" and "The Day After" but Korean movies have returned home empty handed ever since director Lee Chang-dong's "Poem".

MBCs Pre-Produced Drama The King Loves Set To Wrap Up Filming Soon Ahead Of July Premiere
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MBCs Pre-Produced Drama The King Loves Set To Wrap Up Filming Soon Ahead Of July Premiere

The King Loves will soon be wrapping up filming!

According to industry sources, MBCs new Monday-Tuesday drama The King Loves is nearing the end of their filming schedule with the script of the final episode completed.

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Filming for the pre-produced drama began in January, and once the six-month-long journey ends, the drama will go through post-production before airing in July. The project has been garnering a great deal of attention as it is set to be Im Siwans last before enlisting in the military.

'Bride of the Water God' reveals individual and group posters ahead of premiere!
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'Bride of the Water God' reveals individual and group posters ahead of premiere!

tvN's new fantasy romance drama 'Bride of the Water God' has released its individual and group posters, ahead of its premiere!

Shin Se Kyung, in the role of the female lead So Ah, gives off a slightly pitiful feel with her unreadable expression, having become the servant to the water god Ha Baek in the drama. Nam Joo Hyuk, the water god Ha Baek, has a conceited look in his intense eye, as if it's the most natural thing in the world for him to be So Ah's "master".

f(x)'s Krystal, who will be playing Mu Ra, shows her attitude in her fierce expression, both as a water goddess and a top actress on earth. Lim Joo Hwan, a businessman who is an even greater perfectionist than the gods, carries a serious air about him, while Gong Myung, the god of the heavens Bi Ryeom, has a playful, yet challenging face.

[Photo + Video] Added new still and Bong Joon-ho audio commentary for the Korean movie
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[Photo + Video] Added new still and Bong Joon-ho audio commentary for the Korean movie "Ash Flower"

Added new still and Bong Joon-ho audio commentary for the Korean movie "Ash Flower"

Directed by Park Suk-young

With Jeong Ha-dam, Jang Hae-geum, Jeong Eun-kyeong-I, Park Myung-hoon-I, Park Hyun-young, Kim Tae-hee-III,...

Like the weeds that grow within the cracks of asphalt, there is a child.

Ha-dam (Jeong Ha-dam) lives an ordinary life in a quiet country village. An 11 year-old girl named Hae-byeol (Jang Hae-geum) who looks exactly like Ha-dam comes caliming to find the father she's never met before. The country turns into confusion with her appearance...