Four Korean actresses are heading to the Cannes International Film Festival, which begins May 14. Jeon Do Yeon, Song Hye Kyo, Bae Doo Na and Kim Se Ron are all bound for the south of France, where they are set to take part in media activities. Jeon Do Yeon won the Best Actress award at the festival in 2007 for her role in “Secret Sunshine,” directed by Lee Chang Dong, and will be a member of the jury panel this year.
Lee Chang Dong is well-known at the iconic film festival. He won an award for Best Screenplay in 2010 for the movie “Poetry.” His latest film, “A Girl at My Door,” starring Bae Doo Na and Kim Se Ron, will be screening at Cannes, with both actresses in attendance.
Also attending the festival is Song Hye Kyo, who will be joining John Woo, director of her forthcoming movie, “The Crossing,” for a press conference and a series of interviews. Although “The Crossing” will not be shown at Cannes, its makers are hopeful that, with the world’s media in attendance, they can stir up interest for the movie, which is slated for release in winter this year.