Hong’s 21st film, the black-and-white dramedy stars Kim Min-hee, Jung Jae-young, Cho Yun-hee in a story about a married publishing company employee and the aftermath of his affair.
|Kim Min-hee stars in “The Day After.” (Jeonwonsa)|
It is Hong’s fourth film to be invited to the competition category at Cannes, following “Woman is the Future of Man” (2004), “Tale of Cinema” (2005), and “In Another Country” (2012).
Hong’s 20th film “Claire’s Camera,” starring Kim Min-hee and Isabelle Huppert, also screened at Cannes in the special screenings section.
Both films inked deals to various countries, including France, Japan, Portugal, Spain, Taiwan and Turkey, following their Cannes screenings.
Hong’s last film to be released in Korean theaters was “On the Beach at Night Alone,” which was nominated for the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival in February.
By Rumy Doo (email@example.com)