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Asian Films And Filmmakers At Cannes 2022

Festival de Cannes [France]: The 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival will see two Asian films in the official In-Competition section. The highly-anticipated Broker by Japanese filmmaker Kore-eda Hirokazu and Decision to Leave by the prolific Park Chan-Wook will be part of the 21-film competitive category. Hunt, the directorial debut of Squid Game star Lee Jung-jae, will premiere in the midnight screening section.

Swati Bhat

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A familiar face at Cannes, Park’s last film was The Handmaiden (2016), which also competed at the festival and later went on to gross nearly US$38 million worldwide. In 2003, he burst onto the scene with Cannes Grand Prix winner Oldboy.

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Led by French actor Vincent Lindon, the Competition jury includes Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone and Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi. In 2021, Farhadi received the Grand Prix prize at Cannes for his film A Hero. Previously, he received two Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film for his films A Separation (2011) and The Salesman (2016).


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