Squid Game Lee Jung-jae Goes to Cannes Film Festival as Director

Actor Lee Jung-jae, who made his name known around the world by appearing in "Squid Game." His directorial debut film "Hunt" was officially invited to the Cannes Film Festival Midnight Screening.

The movie Hunt, which is drawing attention as director Lee Jung-jae's first directing film, was invited to the 75th Cannes Film Festival Midnight Screening.

At 11 a.m. on the 14th (local time), the 75th Cannes Film Festival Executive Committee officially announced that "Hunt" has been invited to midnight screening in the non-competitive sector. "Hunt" is a spy action drama in which Park Pyeong-ho and Kim Jeong-do, agents of the Ministry of Security, who suspect each other to find hidden spies in the organization, face a huge incident called "Korea's No. 1 assassination operation."

The Cannes Film Festival, along with the Berlin International Film Festival and the Venice International Film Festival, is one of the world's top three international film festivals, and is held in Cannes, France every year, and the 75th is held from May 17-28. Midnight Screening in the non-competitive category, where "Hunt" is invited, will be screened carefully by a handful of genre films such as action, thriller, noir, horror, and fantasy that combine cinematography and popularity.

At this year's 75th Cannes Film Festival, director Lee Jung-jae's debut film Hunt, as well as director Park Chan-wook, Park Hae-il, Tang Wei's "Resolution to Break Up," and director Koreeda Hirokazu, Song Kang-ho, Kang Dong-won, and Bae Doo-na are expected to boost the status of Korean films and captivate movie fans around the world.

The movie "Hunt" is the first production of actor Lee Jung-jae, who has been recognized for his acting skills through a number of works and has recently attracted global attention with the Netflix original series "Squid Game."

He has played three roles, from screenwriting to directing and acting, which has been devoted to four years of passion and effort, and has expanded his spectrum beyond actor to director, drawing expectations from movie fans around the world. "Hunt," directed by him, heralds the birth of the most complete spy action in 2022 with its immersive story from dense psychological warfare to unpredictable twists, as well as actions that boast colorful attractions and sophisticated mise-scene.

Director Lee Jung-jae, who achieved the feat of official invitation to the Cannes Film Festival Midnight Screening upon his debut, said, "First of all, thank you for the Cannes Film Festival. It is a great honor to do the first screening of your debut work in Cannes. I think today's results are due to the passion of the production team together and the efforts of the actors who performed with all their might. Thank you for your interest and support, and I look forward to a good response at the Cannes Film Festival," he said.

The movie "Hunt" features a golden cast. Actor Park Jung-jae, who led the success of "Save Me from Evil," "Assassination," and "New World," and recently "Squid Game," continued to play the role of a global spy who swept the 28th American Actor Union Award for Best TV Drama Series, 27th Critics Choice Awards, and 37th Independent Spirit Awards.

Along with him, actor Jung Woo-sung, who is showing acting skills across genres in films such as "Witness," "Gang Cheol-bi," and "God's Hand," is relentlessly tracking down and breaking down into "Kim Jeong-do," an agent of the Ministry of Security who approaches the spy, heralding overwhelming synergy.

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