Three Korean Movies to Screen at Cannes Film Festival


Three Korean movies are scheduled to screen at the Cannes International Film Festival in May this year. The three films are “The Target”, “A Girl at My Door” and “Breath”. 

Festival organizers have announced that action thriller “The Target”, starring Ryu Seung Ryong (star of “Midnight in Cell No. 7”), will be scheduled for a midnight screening. Traditionally, two or three movies in the action, sci-fi, and horror genres have been selected for midnight screenings at the festival. Although films in these genres are not usually shown at Cannes, a select few are chosen by organizers to screen as part of special late-night sessions.

“The Target”, directed by Chang, is a remake of a 2010 French movie entitled “Point Blank”. The story follows a former mercenary who finds himself accused of a crime he did not commit. As he tries to prove his innocence, he finds he is embroiled in a dangerous conspiracy. Film-goers will remember Chang for his 2008 film, “Death Bell”, which marked the screen debut of former SeeYa member Nam Gyu Ri.

“A Girl at My Door”, which stars Bae Doo Na, Song Sae Byeok, and Kim Sae Ron, is a mystery movie directed by rookie filmmaker Jang Ju Ri. It tells the tale of a series of disturbing events that take place in a small Korean seaside town.

The last movie, “Breath”, has been selected to screen as one of 16 short films to be screened at the festival. Directed by Chung-Ang University student Kwon Hyun Ju, it has a running time of 33 minutes. The film tells the story of a young woman coming to terms with the fact that her mother has been diagnosed as brain-dead.

“The Target” is released in Korea on April 30, while “A Girl at My Door” will be released in May. The 67th edition of the Cannes International Film Festival will run May 14-25 this year.