Director Park Chan Wook To Serve As Juror At Cannes Film Fest

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Park Chan Wook Talks About The Future Of Korean Film In Cannes Interview
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Park Chan Wook Talks About The Future Of Korean Film In Cannes Interview

Renowned director Park Chan Wook, who is currently attending the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival, recently spoke up in an interview on what he thinks about the future of Korean cinema.

In the interview, Park Chan Wook mentioned a new generation of Korean directors such as Yeon Sang Ho, who directed Train to Busan. Directors who are on the rise as well as directors from my generation are being discovered through film festivals. When I see their development and creativity through their films, I get very emotional. I think its proof that we have something to be proud of.

Cannes Film Festival Under Fire For Using An Image Of The Wrong Jinyoung
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Cannes Film Festival Under Fire For Using An Image Of The Wrong Jinyoung

The promotional material for a film at the Cannes Film festival has brought in the wrong kind of attention for its embarrassing error.

The world-renowned Cannes Film Festival has found itself the subject of criticism after its recent screening of a French-Korean movie called Claires Camera.

The movie, about the film festival itself in some ways, is about a woman who sees the world as possibilities through the power of her camera lens and stars, among others, Korean actor Jung Jinyoung.

Park Hae Jin and Ji Chang Wook selected as top Wed-Thurs drama actors
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Park Hae Jin and Ji Chang Wook selected as top Wed-Thurs drama actors

The Korean Brand Research Instituteanalyzed a total of 50 drama actors from April 20-May 21 by researching brand data, drama viewer ratings, media, and community interest for the 'Best Wednesday/Thursday Drama Actor.'

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Actor Park Hae Jin, who's starring in JTBC's 'Man to Man',took the top spot, whileJi Chang Wook, who's starring in SBS' 'Suspicious Partner', came in 2nd place.

Currently, the leading Wednesday/Thursday drama is MBC's 'Ruler: Master of the Mask' with the 8th episode of the historical drama reaching 13.4%. SBS''Suspicious Partner'brought in a viewer rating of 7.4% (Nielson Korea).

Netflixs Korean Film Okja receives four-minute standing ovation at Cannes Film Festival
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Netflixs Korean Film Okja receives four-minute standing ovation at Cannes Film Festival

Netflixs first Korean original film Okja was shown at the Cannes Film Festival and received a standing ovation despite technical difficulties.

The bilingual Korean film Okja is a comedy that sheds light on GMO products and the ethics involving GMO foods, and stars globally recognized actors such as Tilda Swanton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Steven Yeun, and Korean child actor Ahn Seo Hyun.

The film, directed by Snowpiercers Bong Joon Ho, was shown at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and received a four-minute standing ovation, despite the controversies that arose regarding Bong Joon Hos decision in working with Netflix.

Im Siwan Opens Up About His Overwhelming Experience At Cannes Film Festival
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Im Siwan Opens Up About His Overwhelming Experience At Cannes Film Festival

During a V Live broadcast on May 25, Im Siwan expressed how awed hes felt throughout his satisfactory experience at the 70th Cannes Film Festival.

The actor was invited to the midnight screening of The Merciless, along with the rest of the main cast consisting of Sol Kyung Gu, Kim Hee Won, and Jeon Hae Jin.

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I thought to myself, What is this feeling? when there was a standing ovation after the midnight screening at Cannes. I felt numb, Im Siwan reflected. I kept thinking, What is happening right now?'