Two South Korean Films Set for Screening at Cannes Film Festival

Seoul - Two South Korean films have been selected for screening at the Cannes Film Festival, which begins Tuesday in the French resort city. Ryoo Seung-wan's crime action film "I, the Executioner" will feature in the Midnight Screenings section, marking a sequel to the 2015 hit "Veteran." This film follows the challenges of the Violent Crimes Investigation Division under detective Seo Do-cheol, portrayed by Hwang Jung-min, who celebrates his fourth Cannes invitation with this entry.

According to Yonhap News Agency, this section highlights genre films that balance artistic merit with popular appeal and has included Korean films regularly since 2014.

Additionally, Kim Lyang's documentary "Walking in the Movie," exploring the life of Busan International Film Festival's founding director Kim Dong-ho, will premiere in the Cannes Classics section. This screening is notable as it marks the first documentary about a Korean filmmaker featured in this category, which typically honors documentaries about classic films or pivotal figures in cinema. This year's festival, running from May 14-25, will not see any Korean entries in the main competition.

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