April 22, 2019 10:35
Bong Joon-ho's latest film "Parasite" has been invited to compete along with 19 other films at this year's Cannes Film Festival next month.
It is the fourth consecutive year that a Korean film has been invited to the competition, following "The Handmaiden" by Park Chan-wook in 2016, "Okja" by Bong and "The Day After" by Hong Sang-soo in 2017, and "Burning" by Lee Chang-dong in 2018.
"Parasite" revolves around an encounter between two families from completely different backgrounds -- one working class and the other upper class – when a son from the former seeks a tutoring job with the latter.
Another Korean film directed by Lee Won-tae was invited to the Midnight Screenings, a non-competition section. The thriller, "The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil," is about a gang boss and a detective chasing a serial killer.
American zombie comedy "The Dead Don't Die" directed by Jim Jarmusch will open the festival, which runs from May 14 to 26.
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