Listed in Out of Competition at the 74th Cannes Film Festival, Emergency Declaration has pulled off a successful world premiere at the Lumiere Grand Theater on the night of July 16 (local time).
Emergency Declaration is an air-disaster film about a plane in danger making a forced landing in the face of unprecedented circumstances. The tickets for the media preview quickly sold out online, highlighting a booming interest.
Before the official screening, Song Kang Ho, Lee Byung Hun, Im Si Wan, and director Han Jae Rim participated in red carpet events and photocall. Just before the photocall, the team drew attention at the event as they engaged in a particularly long conversation with the general delegate of the Cannes Film Festival, Thierry Frémaux, and deputy general delegate Christian Jun.
On the same night, Emergency Declaration held its official screening at the event. Notably, attendees at the screening stated that the audience gave a big round of applause four times during the film and gave it a standing ovation that lasted about ten minutes.
In regards to the enthusiasm, Director Han Jae Rim stated, “I was thrilled to see the audience clapping and enjoying the movie.” Lee Byung Hun added, “I’m honored and excited to have had this wonderful experience again.” In the same vein, Im Si Wan said, “I was a little nervous while watching the movie. I just want to say that it was truly an honor to perform with such great actors. Thank you very much,” sharing their excitement at the Cannes Film Festival.
Meanwhile, Thierry Frémaux, the general delegate of the Cannes Film Festival, lavished praise on the new movie by saying, “It’s shockingly amazing! Spectacular!”