Song Hye Kyo Heading to Cannes Film Festival to Promote “The Crossing”

Song Hye Kyo

Actress Song Hye Kyo will be heading to this year’s Cannes International Film Festival to promote her upcoming movie, “The Crossing“, directed by veteran Hong Kong filmmaker John Woo

Representatives from her agency, UAA, confirmed the news, saying that the star will first attend a press conference on May 17, before taking part in media interviews the following day. A spokesperson for the agency explained that although the exact details of the showcase had not been finalized, preparations were already in place.

“We are expecting Song Hye Kyo to do a lot of interviews in Cannes. There will also be a big media presence from Korea, so it is important that she attends this festival,” said the spokesperson. 

John Woo, director of movies such as “Face/Off” and “Mission: Impossible II“, is also expected to be in attendance at the event, as well as co-star Zhang Ziyi, famous for her roles in the films “Hero” and “Memoirs of a Geisha.” 

“The Crossing” tells the story of three couples who take an ill-fated boat to Taiwan to escape an uprising in mainland China in 1949. It also stars Taiwanese-Japanese singer and actor Takeshi Kaneshiro, and is tentatively scheduled for release at the end of this year.