April 6, 2023

By Diana Cheng
AAP Arts & Entertainment

The Cannes Film Festival has just announced its 2017 lineup. There are eight features from Asian countries.

Five Korean and three Japanese films are to be screened in various program categories. Some of the directors are familiar names in the Festival Circuit and have won Cannes awards in previous years.

Here’s the list for this year’s films by Asian directors at Cannes 2017:

Special Screening

“Keul-Le-Eo-Ui-Ka-Me-La” (“Clair’s Camera”) directed by Hong Sang-soo (“Yourself and Yours”, 2016; “Right Now, Wrong Then”, 2015)

In Competition

“The Day After” directed by Hang Sang-soo (“Yourself and Yours”, 2016; “Right Now, Wrong Then”, 2015)

“Okja” by Bong Joon-ho (“Snowpiercer”, 2013)

“Hikari” (“Radiance”) directed by Naomi Kawase (Sweet Bean, 2015)

Un Certain Regard

“Sanpo Suru Shinryakusha” (“Before We Vanish”), directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa (“Journey to the Shore”, 2015; “Tokyo Sonata”, 2008)

Midnight Screenings

“AK-Nyeo” (“The Villainess”), directed by Jung Byung-gil

“Bulhandang” (“The Merciless”), directed by Byun Sung-hyun

Out of Competition

“Mugen Non Junin” (“Blade Of The Immortal”), directed by Takashi Miike (13 Assassins, 2010)

The Cannes Film Festival takes place this year from May 17 to 28.

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