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Cannes announces minor-key Asian line-up

16 April 2011

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Cannes announces minor-key Asian line-up

Two Japanese films represent Asia in the main competition section of the Cannes festival (11-22 May). They are joined by first film Sleeping Beauty by Australian director Julia Leigh.

A trio of Korean films take three of five places occupied by Asia-Pacific titles in Un Certain Regard .

Accompanying the three Korean titles, Hong Sang-soo’s The Day He Arrives; Kim Ki-duk’s Arirang; and Na Hong-jin’s The Yellow Sea, Un Certain Regard finds room for Eric Khoo’s Tatsumi and for Ivan Sen’s aboriginal drama Toomelah.

Tatsumi is an animated tribute to manga artist Tatsumi Yoshihiro. Employing non-professional actors, Toomelah is the story of a dilemma faced by a nine year-old boy.

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