Four Korean films have been selected to screen at the 65th Cannes Film Festival. HONG Sangsoo’s <In Another Country> and IM Sang-soo’s <The Taste of Money> are included among the 22 films officially selected to compete for the Palme d’Or.
Set in a seaside town, <In Another Country> consists of three parts that tell the story of three different women on vacation, all named Anne and all played by the award-winning French actress Isabelle Huppert. It is HONG’s eighth feature to screen at Cannes and his third film selected for the festival’s official competition. As for IM, this will be the second time a film of his has been selected for the official competition, following 2010’s <The Housemaid>. His new film, <The Taste of Money>, tells a story of sex and power, exploring the greed and ambition that lurks within an upper-class family.
Other Korean films appearing in this year’s Cannes are <The King of Pigs> by YEON Sang-ho, screening in the festival’s Directors’ Fortnight, and <Circle Line> by SHIN Su-won, showing in the Critics’ Week short film section. YEON’s debut feature, <The King of Pigs>, is a brutal thriller telling a story of teenage boys and school bullying and is the first Korean animated feature invited to Cannes.
Additionally, though it is a China-Singapore co-production, Korean director HUR Jin-ho’s <Dangerous Liaisons> is also included in the Directors’ Fortnight selection.