‘Broker’ and ‘Decision To Leave’ will air at the 75th Cannes Film Festival

Korean movies Broker (directed by Kore-eda Hirokazu) and Decision to leave (directed by Park Chan-wook) were announced today as the Official Selection (in competition) of the 75th Cannes Film Festival. The festival is scheduled to take place from May 17 to May 28.

from Hirokazu Broker (2022) depicts a special journey of unexpected encounters around a baby box. The title is the 2018 Palme d’Or winner’s first Korean film as well as Kore-eda’s eighth film to be invited to the Cannes Film Festival. Broker boasts an impressive cast, consisting of Song Kang-ho, Gang Dong-won, Bae Doona, Lee Ji-eun (IU), and Lee Ju-young. Following its festival debut, the film will hit theaters in June.

Decision to Leave (2022) is the story of a policeman (played by Park Hae-il) investigating a crime that happened in the mountains. In the process, the officer meets the wife of the deceased (Tang Wei) for whom he develops mixed emotions of suspicion and interest. Decision to leave is Park’s first Korean film in six years since The Servant (2016) and his fourth film in competition at the Cannes Film Festival. This makes Park the director with the most Korean films selected at Cannes. The film will premiere at the festival and will be released in theaters at the end of June.

Both films were financed and distributed by CJ ENM, the global entertainment company originating from South Korea. This achievement places the Korean film distributor with the most titles invited to the Cannes Film Festival, holding 12 such projects to date, including Parasite (2019, In ​​Competition). It also sets the record as the first Korean film distribution company to have two images selected for the official selection of the Cannes Film Festival in the same year.

“Being nominated for the official selection at the Cannes Film Festival is an accomplishment in itself,” said Si Yeonjae, vice president of investment and film distribution at CJ ENM. “It is a celebratory event for the film industry to have two Korean films in the Official Selection in the same year and we are especially pleased to announce that these projects have been financed and distributed by CJ ENM.”

Other films financed and distributed by CJ ENM presented at the Cannes Film Festival are The spy gone north (2018, Out of Competition), the ruthless (2017, Out of Competition), The servant (2016, In Competition), Target (2014, Out of Competition), The thirst (2009, In ​​Competition), Mother (2009, Un Certain Regard), secret sun (2007, In Competition), The good, the bad, the weird (2008, Out of Competition) and A bittersweet life (2005, Out of Competition).