Korean films are receiving a lot of attention at the world's most prestigious Cannes Film Festival, which was held normally for the first time in three years.

Five Korean films were invited, and two of them were nominated for the highest honor, the Palme d'Or, and are highly anticipated.

Reporter Lee Joo-hyeong reports.


The Cannes Film Festival, which was normalized after three years, reached out to Tom Cruise to raise the initial atmosphere.

Tom Cruise, who was about to release a sequel to "Top Gun," also stopped by Cannes after 30 years to promote a movie, and Cannes was even awarded an honorary Palme d'Or.

The second part Khan prepared is Lee Jung-jae's directorial debut, "The Hunt".

It was presented as the first work in the 'Late Night Screening' category.

[Lee Jung-jae / 'The Hunt' Director and Starring: In the process of developing the scenario, I started writing it myself, and heard that it would be good to try directing it once, so I had the courage to direct it.]

Tomorrow (23rd), Park Chan-wook The director's "decision to break up" makes its debut in the competition section.

Director Park, who has already entered the competition three times with "Oldboy", "Bat" and "The Handmaiden" and is called "Cannes Park", this time visited Cannes with a suspenseful melodrama starring Haeil Park and Wei Tang


On the 26th, a Korean movie directed by Japanese master Hirokazu Koreeda

Top stars such as Song Kang-ho and Kang Dong-won appear on the topic of Baby Box, a social issue in both Korea and Japan.

[Song Kang-ho / 'Broker' Starring: Being recognized and competing in the world's best film festivals alone, I think I received an award, to be honest.]

Also, director Jung Ju-ri's "Daum So-hee" was screened as the closing film of Critics' Week, and directed by Moon Su-jin "Keratin" is the first Korean animation to enter the short film competition.

In particular, there is great interest in whether or not two Korean films have been nominated for the Palme d'Or for the first time in five years.

Predicting the outcome is more difficult than the Nobel Prize, as most of the 21 nominations are directed by directors who have won awards at the world's leading film festivals, including the Palme d'Or at Cannes.

The composition of the jury also changes every year, and the political considerations of the film festival are also variables.

But film festivals are festivals, not competitions.

A one-star movie for some may be a five-star movie for me.

(Screen credit: Cannes International Film Festival, Video editing: So-Young Lee, CG: Seong-Beom Jang, VJ: Se-Kwan Oh)