Two films starring Bae Doo Na will screen at the 75th Cannes Film Festival.
The South Korean star will be in Cannes this year as the co-star in Hirokazu Koreeda’s Palme d’Or contender Broker and July Jung’s feminist police thriller The Next Sohee, which will be the closing film of Cannes Critics’ Week.
The Next So Hee revolves around a high school student named So Hee who starts training for a subcontracted position at a call center. As a mysterious incident puts her in danger, detective Oh Yoo Jin starts to investigate what has happened. The film marks the reunion of A Girl At My Door director July Jung and Bae Doo Na in eight years since they have last worked in 2014.
The Cannes films committee has praised the female director for her growth since her directorial debut with A Girl At My Door and for producing a “very intense film” through her work The Next Sohee.
The director shared what it feels like to present her movie at Cannes: “I am greatly honored to have the chance to screen our work at Cannes this spring, as all the cast and crew have put their heart and soul into this film from last winter. I introduce with pride our beautiful cast members to the global audience.”
The female South Korean star expressed her love and gratitude toward everyone involved in the film. She said, “I knew that this movie would be able to resonate with viewers once I read the script. I couldn’t be happier to be able to present our film as an actress and see it premiere at Cannes. I want to express my endless love for the director and her film, The Next Sohee. I’m sure she’s thrilled to premiere her work as the closing film of the Cannes Film Festival,” she expressed.
The film has not set a premiere date yet.
Source: Twin Plus Partners