“Squid Game” star Lee Jung Jae’s directorial debut “Hunt,” will premiere at Cannes Film Festival 2022. At the same time, Park Chan Wook’s “Decision to Leave” and Hirokazu Koreeda’s “Broker” will also join the competition at Cannes.
“Squid Game” Star Lee Jung Jae’s Directorial Debut “Hunt” to Premiere at Cannes Film Festival 2022
Actor Lee Jung Jae is one of the top stars in South Korea. Debuted as a fashion model, he was then cast in his first tv series, “Dinosaur Teacher,” in 1993. Since then, he was almost always playing as the lead roles in numerous Korean drama series and films.
Succeed in his acting career; he becomes a successful entrepreneur. He runs businesses in various fields, such as restaurants, real estate, and interior design. However, he intends to keep the focus on acting.
“Hunt” to Premiere at Cannes’ Midnight Screening
From a top star in Korea to a global star through “Squid Game,” actor Lee Jung Jae continues to shine.
After succeeding with “Squid Game,” he continues to develop his hidden potential. Recently, he spreads his wings to become the man behind the camera.
In November last year, Lee Jung Jae completed his first directorial film, “Hunt” or “Namsun.” It is a Korean-language spy thriller for which he bought the rights and rewrote the screenplay.
Surprisingly, besides as the director and co-writer, Lee also worked as the producer and co-star alongside actor Jung Woo Sung in the film. This film also marks Lee Jung Jae and Jung Woo Sung’s reunion after their last project in “City of the Rising Sun” in 1999.
The action film “Hunt” takes place in the 1980s. The spy thriller follows ace National Intelligence Service (NIS) operatives Park Pyung Ho (Lee Jung Jae) and Kim Jung Do (Jung Woo Sung) as they pursue the man in charge of North Korean spies and uncover a hidden truth.
The film will premiere in the Cannes festival’s Midnight Screening section with two other films; Scott Morgen’s “Moonage Daydream” and Quentin Dupieux’s “Fumer Fait Tousser.”
Regarding his directorial debut to premiere at the prestige Cannes Film Festival, Lee Jung Jae shared,
“It is such a great pleasure to be able to present my film at Cannes. Thank you for your love and support. I hope many people would enjoy seeing my film at Cannes.”Lee Jung Jae
Park Chan Wook’s “Decision to Leave” and Hirokazu Koreeda’s “Broker” to Join Competition at Cannes
This year, the 75th Cannes Film Festival will take place from May 17, 2022, to May 28, 2022.
Besides Lee Jung Jae, who will come to make his directorial debut with the out-of-competition film “Hunt” at Cannes, Park Chan Wook and Hirokazu Koreeda will also attend the 75th Cannes Film Festival for the competition.
Park Chan Wook’s latest film, “Decision to Leave” or “Haeojil Gyeolsim,” follows the story of a detective who falls for a mysterious widow. The film stars Park Hae Il, Go Kyung Pyo, Tang Wei, and Lee Jung Hyun.
Meanwhile, Hirokazu Koreeda’s latest work is “Broker.” The film tells about a group of characters who found an abandoned baby in a box. They then began a journey to find a new family for the baby. The film starring Song Kang Ho, Kang Dong Won, Bae Doo Na, IU, and Lee Joo Yung.
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