May 1, 2006

The Host, a new film by Korean director Bong, Joon-Ho, has been invited for screening at the Director’s Fortnight of the Cannes Film Festival.

"On April 26, The Host was been invited to the Director’s Fortnight at the 59th Cannes Film Festival, which will be held on May 17 to 28 in Cannes, France," Showbox, a distributor of this film, announced on April 27.

Thus, two Korean films – the other being The Unforgiven by director Yoon, Jong-Bin selected for Un Certain Regard – have been named on the screening list of this renowned film festival.

Followed by Barking Dogs Never Bite and Memories of Murder, director Bong’s third film The Host tells the story of a family who meets a mysterious monster on the riverside of Han River.

The film stars Song, Kang-Ho, Park, Hae-Il, Bae, Doo-Na, and Byun, Hee-Bong and is scheduled for screening in Korean theaters in July.

Korean films that have been invited to the Director’s Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival so far include Spring in My Hometown (1998) by Lee, Kwang-Mo, Peppermint Candy (2000) by Lee, Chang-Dong, A Story About A Death (2003) by Park, Jong-Woo, Fill In The Blanks (2004) by Kim, Youn-Sung, The President’s Last Bang (2005) by Im, Sang-Soo, and Crying Fist (2005) by Ryu, Seung-Wan.

The Source : Koreacontent News Team, movie poster credit to