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Three Korean films Will Be Shown At The Cannes Film Festival

BY Julie Jones | Apr 17, 2015 10:22 AM EDT


Visitors to the 68th Cannes International Film Festival will have the opportunity to see three Korean films this year.

Two films will be featured in the Un Certain Regard section of the festival, which airs an international selection of films that are highly regarded. A third film will be shown at a special screening.

The two Korean films that will be featured in the festival's Un Regard Section are "Madonna," which is directed by Shin Su Won, and "Shameless," also known as Rouge," directed by Oh Seung Uk.

Another Korean film "Office," directed by Hong Won Chan, is one of the only two films that will be shown in the Midnight Screenings section. This section features thrillers, horror, action and science fiction films.

"Madonna" stars Seo Young Hee as a nurse and Byun Yo Han as a doctor. They are charged with a wealthy and powerful patient in need of a transplant. At the same hospital a woman known as Mina is in a coma and the doctors want to contact the woman's family about the possibility of an organ donation. In the process they uncover some of the woman's secrets. It is the second time that actress Seo Young Hee went to Cannes. She went in 2010 with the film "Bedeviled."

The film's director Shin Su Won was the first director to win awards at both Cannes and Berlin Film Festivals.

"Shameless" stars Jeon Do Yeon as a bar hostess whose boyfriend is a murder suspect. Kim Nam Gil plays the detective who is aggressively pursuing her boyfriend. The two find themselves entangled in a relationship that affects the pursuit of a possible killer.

It is also Jeon Do Yeon's second time at the Cannes Film Festival. She won Best Actress for the film "Secret Sunshine" in 2007" and for "The Housemaid - 2010." She also served as a festival judge.

The last time a Korean film won the Un Certain Regard category was in 2011. It was Kim Di Kuk's "Arirang."

"The Office" stars Go Ah Seung, who currently appears in the drama "Heard It Through the Grapevine." In "The Office," an office worker, played by Bae Sung Woo, murders his family and returns to the office to take out his team members.

It will be Go Ah Seung's second visit to Cannes. She previously went to the festival because of her role in the 2009 film "A Brand New Life."

The Coen Brothers will serve as judges at this year's film festival. The festival takes place from May 13 to May 24.

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