It's 'K-Cannes' as South Korean entries entice Cannes film festival


South Korean actor Jung Man-sik (left), South-Korean director and actor and producer Lee Jung-jae (centre) and Jung Woo-sung (right) arrive for the screening of the film 'Hunt' during the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. Photo: AFP

South Korean movies are making a strong showing at the Cannes Film Festival, riding on a wave of enthusiasm for series like Squid Game and movies like Parasite, and catering to a taste for sophisticated intrigue and polished action.

"It feels like a golden age for South Korean productions," said Lee Jung-jae, the superstar actor in Netflix's Squid Game, whose debut as a director, Hunt, has screened out of competition at Cannes.

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