Singer and actor IU (Lee Ji-eun) is going to the Cannes Film Festival.

The Cannes Film Festival's secretariat held an official press conference in Paris on the 14th (local time) and announced the official list of films invited to the 75th Cannes Film Festival. As a result, "Decision to Break Up" (director Park Chan-wook) and "Broker" (director Koreeda Hirokazu) were officially invited to the competition section of the Cannes International Film Festival. It is the first time in three years that Korean films have entered the competitive sector since "Parasite" in 2019.

In particular, "Broker" is the first Korean film directed by Hirokazu Koreeda that resonated with audiences around the world by portraying the lives of marginalized and unprotected people, including "A Family," the highest honor at the Cannes Film Festival. Director Hirokazu Koreeda was invited to the Cannes Film Festival's competition five times for the films "Distance," "Nobody Knows," "So Become a Father," and won the 66th Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize for "So Become a Father," and was honored with the 71st Cannes Film Festival's Golden Palm.

From Song Kang-ho, a self-proclaimed broker who wants to find the right person to raise a baby, Kang Dong-won, a partner of Sang-hyun, Bae Doo-na, a detective who persistently pursues the broker's journey, and Lee Ji-eun, a junior detective who is not sure why she left the baby in the baby box.

IU became the first Korean actress and singer to stand on the red carpet in Cannes. IU, one of the best singers in Korea with her skills, popularity and fandom, seems to have successfully "settled" as actress Lee Ji-eun. It's a remarkably successful move, both as a singer and as an actor.

IU successfully became an actor with the dramas My Mister and Hotel Del Luna, and challenged the screen with this momentum. IU had a successful career as she was able to stand on the red carpet at the Cannes International Film Festival through her first feature film "Broker." Expectations are high on whether IU, who headed to Cannes, will be able to share the joy of winning the award with senior actors such as director Hirokazu Koreeda, Kang Dong-won, Song Kang-ho, and Bae Doo-na.

Meanwhile, the Cannes International Film Festival was not held in 2020 due to COVID-19, and only officially invited films were announced, and last year, it was postponed to July. This year's Cannes International Film Festival opens on May 17 and runs through May 28 in Cannes, France.

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