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Korean movies heading to Cannes

Three Korean films - “A Girl at My Door,” “The Target” and “Breath” - have been invited to this year’s Cannes International Film Festival, according to local reports.

Yoon Hong-seung’s action thriller “The Target,” starring Ryu Seung-ryong, was invited as part of the Midnight Screening section, one of the noncompetitive categories in the festival. The movie gets its domestic release on April 30.

July Jung’s debut film “A Girl at My Door,” featuring Bae Doo-na and Kim Sae-ron, will compete in the festival’s Un Certain Regard section, which focuses on unique and creative films. Jung’s film, about a young girl who is abused by her stepfather, gets released in Korea in May.

“Breath” is a short film by Kwon Hyun-ju, a Chung-Ang University student. It is the story of a daughter grappling with how to care for her brain-dead mother. It was invited to the Cinefondation section for young filmmakers. This year, 16 shorts from 11 countries were invited to this section.

The Cannes Film Festival runs from May 14 to 25.

By Jin Eun-soo, contributing writer

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