Friday, May 08, 2009

Cannes Screening for Film “Mother” Set

Bong Joon-ho’s new film “Mother” will make its worldwide premiere at the 62nd Cannes International Film Festival to be held from May 13 through 24. Invited for non-competitive Un Certain Regard section, director Bong’s latest work will be screened at 10 o’clock on the night of May 16th, the first Saturday evening of the festival. This has traditionally been a time slot that draws the biggest crowd.

“Mother” has already earned keen interest and global attention from moviemakers all over the world, as illustrated by the fact that it’s the only film among the Un Certain Regard invitees to have a red carpet event. Actress Kim Hye-ja and actors Won Bin and Jin Gu will join director Bong on the red carpet.

Highly acclaimed actress Kim plays the mother of a young mentally disabled man, who is accused of murdering his neighbor. Korea’s heartthrob Won Bin appears as her wrongfully accused son. They will hold press conferences and interviews after a press screening, which will take place during the day before the official presentation. The film is scheduled for domestic release on May 28th.

KBS World


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