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On the 16th of May, Korean Film Council in joint with the Busan International Film Festival, Pucheon International Fantastic Film Festival and Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism had made the “Korean Film Night” at 9pm during the 64th Cannes Film Festival. The even had cause three hours that gave more vibrant than those of the previous years as they achieved 540 guests which includes directors, actors, programmers of major international film festivals and film distributors, there is also director Boong Joon Ho who is the president of Camera d’Or jury and the co-president of Critic’s Week jury at Cannes this year which is Lee Chang Dong.

All the guests were welcomed by the co hosts, Kim Ui Suk who is also the new chairman of the Korea Film Council (KOFIC), Kim Dong Ho who is then the honorary director of BIFF, Kim Young Bin – the director of PiFan and also Kim Gap Soo who is the director of Cultural Content Industry Office of the Ministry. There is also Thierry Frémaux, which is the programmer of Cannes Film and Jérôme Paillard who is the executive director of the Cannes Film Market that attended the event. There is a total of nine receptions that were held at the same time on some nearby places, this also includes the 50th anniversary of Critic’s Week party.

For this year’s Cannes Film Festival, the Korean director and fimamakers who had attended are namely, Na Hong-jin who is the director of Un Certain Regard movie entry “The Yellow Sea” and Lee Jeong-jin (a.k.a Dahci Ma) that is the director of Short Competition entry “Ghost – Short”. There are also other Korean guests which are Lee Eun (president of Myung Film who produced “Leafie, A Hen into the Wild”), Eugene Lee (president of Zip Cinema) and is currently working with Bong Joon Ho for the next upcoming project, Oh Jeong Wan (president of Bom Film Productions) and is currently the producer for Jeon Do Yeon’s upcoming film “Countdown”, Kang Woo Seuk who is the director of Moss and Glove, and also there is Oh Dal Soo, an actor from “Detective K”.