Cannes Film Festival 2022: “Broker”, “Hunt” receive a standing ovation at the premiere

Korean films are dominating the 2022 Cannes Film Festival after receiving great response from audiences.

The 75th Cannes Film Festival is held from May 17 to 28 and takes place at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès.

Joining the prestigious annual festival are “Hunt”, “Next Sohee”, “Broker” and “Decision to Leave”.

‘Hunt’ gets a 7-minute standing ovation after its premiere

(Photo: Lee Jung Jae’s Instagram)

“Hunt” is Lee Jung Jae’s debut movie, which stars himself and his good friend Jung Woo Sung. The spy action film was invited to premiere for the Midnight Screening section.

Joining this screening will be “Fumer Fait Tousser” by filmmaker Quentin Dupieu and the documentary “Moonage Daydream” by David Bowie directed by Brett Morgen.

In Cannes, Lee Jung Jae and Jung Woo Sung mesmerized the crowd with their charms.

In an interview, the 49-year-old actor-director says he was amazed at the crowd’s reaction after the premiere.

As noted by Ten Asia, Lee Jung Jae shared, “I was moved by the long applause,” adding that he hugged his co-star Jung Woo Sung “awkwardly” because people were clapping for too long.

The “Hunt” star and award-winning actor also praised Lee Jung Jae and told him he “did a great job.”

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Interestingly, this is Lee Jung Jae’s second time attending the festival. The first time was for the movie “The Housemaid,” alongside Jeon Do Yeon.

As his interview continued, he said returning to the Cannes Film Festival as a director is such an amazing experience that will be remembered for a lifetime. He added: “This is my second experience, and I think it will be a fun and great memory.”

Lee Jung Jae and Jung Woo Sung’s film “Hunt” is set in the 1980s and during the height of South Korea’s military dictatorship.


(Photo: Lee Jung Jae’s Instagram)

KCIA foreign unit chief Park Pyong Ho, played by Lee Jung Jae, teams up with domestic unit chief Kim Jung-do, played by Jung Woo Sung, to uncover a North Korean spy Donglim.

“Hunt” will be the duo’s reunion project after the 1998 film “City of the Rising Sun.”

Song Kang Ho, IU’s “Broker” Premiere Ends With A 10-Minute Standing Ovation

Broker poster

(Photo: CJ ENM Official Instagram)
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Besides Lee Jung Jae’s film, “Broker”, directed by Japanese filmmaker Koreeda Hirokazu is also highly praised at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival.

Drama film stars Song Kang Ho, IU, Kang Dong Won, and Lee Joo Young made their film debuts. Unfortunately, Bae Doona was unable to attend due to a conflict with her schedule.

As News 1 Korea noted, “Broker,” which is also up for the coveted Palme d’Or, received a 10-minute standing ovation after the premiere.

Broker at the Cannes Film Festival

(Photo: News 1 Korea)

The film follows the story of a young mother, Soo Young, played by IU, who had no choice but to leave her baby in a “baby box” while brokers Sang Hyun and Dong So, played by Song Kang Ho and Kang Do Won become the person who sets out to find new families for the abandoned babies.

While the film garnered support at Cannes, “Broker” will officially hit theaters on June 8.

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