Last Wednesday, the 64th Cannes International Film Festival had just kicked off the night with their grand opening ceremony. The grand opening ceremony is still as great as ever that everyone is still excited and amazed by it. Every year, many artists will be expecting this event and this is just like the past years. Cannes is one of the worldâ€™s oldest and largest film festivals and it will continue for eleven days to features 49 films from selected 33 countries. From these 49 films, it is good to know that 7 from it are from the country of Korea.
Director Hong Sang Sooâ€™s â€œThe Day He Arrivesâ€, Kim Ki Dukâ€™s â€œARIRANG â€“ Movieâ€ and Na Hon Jinâ€™s â€œThe Yellow Seaâ€, these three will be screened in the festival for it second most prestigious â€œUN Certain Regardâ€ Category. And for the Cinefondation section, which will highlights 16 movies out from the more than a thousand sent from different film schools in the whole world, Son Tae Gyumâ€™s â€œYA- GAN- BI- HANGâ€ or â€œFlly By Nightâ€ are chosen for this. The â€œGhostâ€ which is a film under the Korean 24 year old female rookie director will be also going to compete in the Short Films section and hit the big screen of the festival.
There are still two more films that were invited to compete for the festivalâ€™s criticâ€™s week award, while the acclaimed Korean directors will be part of the festivalâ€™s set of juries. Bong Joon Ho will be for the Camera dâ€™OR Jury for the best first feature and Lee Chang Dong will chair the Criticsâ€™ Week Jury alongside with the Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski. For this yearâ€™s festival, it is expected that this will be a good way for other people to enjoy the Korean movies and explore their culture. Some had set it to be chance for the Korean movie industry to finally get noticed worldwide. As we all know, Korea are much focusing in getting to know their country around the world that is why this happenings are very good for them and a set start also.