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Yeon Sang-ho’s “Peninsula” and Im Sang-soo’s “Heaven” were selected among the Cannes Film Festival lineup this year.
The Organizers of the Cannes International Film Festival announced 56 official invitations of the year on the 3rd (local time) through its official website.
The two Korean films “Peninsula” and “Heaven” made the list of the 2020 official selections. ‘Peninsula’, starring Kang Dong-won and Lee Jeong-hyun, is an action blockbuster that depicts the struggles of those who remain in the ruined land four years after the previous ‘Train to Busan’.
‘Heaven’ is a work about two men who meet by chance and embark on a special trip to find happiness of life. Actor Choi Min-sik and Park Hae-il starred.
Other works in the list included US director Wevs Andersons’ ‘The French Dispatch’, ‘Asa Ga Kuru’ from Japan’s Naomi Kawase, British filmmaker Steve McQueen’s ‘Mangrove’ and ‘Lovers Rock’, Francois Ozon’s ‘Summer 85’, and ‘Drunk’ by Thomas Vinterberg.
The 2020 Cannes festival was originally slated for mid-May but was ultimately scrapped due to the COVID-10 outbreak. Instead, the official invitation list was released under the name of Cannes 2020 ‘Official Selection’. The official invitation did not select winners such as the Golden Palm Awards Director’s Award, Screenplay, etc., but all films will be allowed to be branded with the Official Cannes 2020 when screening at the box office. The Cannes Film Market will open online on June 22 to 26.