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Director Park Chan-wook to Serve as Juror at Cannes Film Fest
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Director Park Chan-wook to Serve as Juror at Cannes Film Fest

Film director Park Chan-wook will serve on the jury for this year's Cannes Film Festival, which is set to kick off next month.

Park is the fourth Korean to sit on the jury at Cannes after film director Shin Sang-ok in 1994, film director Lee Chang-dong in 2009 and actress Jeon Do-yeon in 2014.

Acclaimed Spanish film director Pedro Almodvar was named as the president of the jury. The eight member jury also includes American actors Will Smith and Jessica Chastain and Chinese actress Fan Bingbing,

Im Siwan Responds To Reports That He Will Attend The Cannes Film Festival
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Im Siwan Responds To Reports That He Will Attend The Cannes Film Festival

On May 2, sources in the film industry reported that Im Siwan would attend his first Cannes Film Festival this year.

Im Siwan and Seol Kyung Goos recent film The Merciless was selected by the 70th Cannes Film Festival for a midnight screening in the non-competitive division. However, Im Siwan is currently filming his MBC drama The King Loves.

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A source from CJ, who is distributing the film, stated, Im Siwan will be going to Cannes. But the details of his schedule have not yet been worked out. He doesnt know his exact timetable yet.

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.

Cannes Film Festival mistakes B1A4's Jinyoung for actor Jung Jin Young
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Cannes Film Festival mistakes B1A4's Jinyoung for actor Jung Jin Young

The Cannes Film Festival, one of the biggest international film festivals, has confused one Jung Jin Youngwith another.

In a press release, the film festival listed the actors who would be present for the photocall events for the movies features at the festival. Director Hong Sang Soo's 'Claire's Camera' is one of the movies featured, with actor Jung Jin Young. However, the Cannes Film Festival used a photo of B1A4's Jinyounginstead of the actor's.

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Watch: Korean Action Film The Villainess Receives 4 Minute Standing Ovation At Cannes Film Festival + Trailer
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Watch: Korean Action Film The Villainess Receives 4 Minute Standing Ovation At Cannes Film Festival + Trailer

The Villainess, a Korean action film that stars actress Kim Ok Bin, has earned a stamp of approval from audiences at the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival.

After its first official screening at midnight on May 22, the film was met with a standing ovation that lasted for four minutes. Amongst those who attended the screening was famed Korean director Park Chan Wook, who has directed movies like Oldboy (2003), The Handmaiden (2016), and Stoker (2013).

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