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Japanese and Korean films will give Asia a solid presence at this year’s Cannes film festival. Festival organizers Thursday announced the lineup for the 64th Festival de Cannes, which runs May 11-22.

“Hanezu No Tsuki,” from director Naomi Kawase, and “Ichimei,” from director Takashi Miike, are among the 19 films selected to compete in the festival’s Official Selection, the main competition.

Three South Korean films will screen in the Un Certain Regard category, the second-most prestigious competition at the festival: “The Day He Arrives,” from director Hong Sang-soo, “Arirang,” from director Kim Ki-duk, and Na Hong-jin’s “Yellow Sea.”

Joining those films in Un Certain Regard is Singaporean director Eric Khoo’s animated feature, “Tatsumi.” The film is based on the life and short stories of Japanese comic-book artist Yoshihiro Tatsumi, the father of the gekiga style of graphic comics.

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via The Wall Street Journal

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