Asia at Cannes
Japanese and Korean films will give Asia a solid presence at this yearâ€™s Cannes film festival. Festival organizers Thursday announced the lineup for the 64th Festival de Cannes, which runs May 11-22.
â€œHanezu No Tsuki,â€ from director Naomi Kawase, and â€œIchimei,â€ from director Takashi Miike, are among the 19 films selected to compete in the festivalâ€™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: â€œThe Day He Arrives,â€ from director Hong Sang-soo, â€œArirang,â€ from director Kim Ki-duk, and Na Hong-jinâ€™s â€œYellow Sea.â€
Joining those films in Un Certain Regard is Singaporean director Eric Khooâ€™s animated feature, â€œTatsumi.â€ 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.