Thursday, April 12, 2018

Lee Chang Dong's Burning enters 71st Cannes Film Festival.

Director Lee Chang Dong's latest movie flick 'Burning' has entered the competition section of Cannes International Film Festival in 2018. The 'Duke' directed by Yoon Jung Bin will be screened at a non-competitive midnight screening.

The executive committee of the Cannes International Film Festival announced a list of invitations to the 71st Cannes International Film Festival official competition on December 12th. (local time).


According to the festival's website, there are a total of 18 invitations to compete in the competition, while Lee Chang Dong's "Burning" has been contesting for the remaining 17 prizes and the highest honer, the Golden Palm Award.

This is PD Lee's sixth feature film, which is based on the short story 'Barn Burning' by a Japanese writer Haruki Murakami. He draws a secret story between three men and women. Starring starring Yoo Ah In, newcomer Jeon Jung Seo and Korean American Steven Yeun.


PD Lee was invited to the competition in 2007 for his film 'Secret Sunshine' and once again in 2010 he was invited to the Cannes Film Festival Supervisor's Week for his film 'Peppermint Candy'. Secret Sunshine movie made actress Jeon Do Yeon won Best Actress Award while the movie 'Poetry' won the Best Screenplay for director Lee Chang-dong.

The 71st Cannes Film Festival will be held from May 8-19th in Cannes, southern France.
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