Jeon Do-yeon departs for Cannes

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Jeon Do-yeon departs for Cannes

Jeon Do-yeon, one of Korea’s most prominent actresses, will head to France today for the 68th Cannes Film Festival, which started on Wednesday.

Jeon and actor Kim Nam-gil are attending the event after starring in the soon-to-be-released movie “The Shameless,” directed by Oh Seung-uk, which is featured in the “Un Certain Regard” section at the renowned film festival.

Three other Korean films - Hong Won-chan’s “Office,” Han Jun-hee’s “Coin Locker Girl” and Shin Su-won’s “Madonna” - have also been invited to the movie event.

The number of Korean features to be screened in this year’s Cannes Film Festival has increased by one from last year’s three.

It is the fourth time for actress Jeon to attend the film festival. She even made history at Cannes by becoming the first Korean to win the Best Actress award in 2007 for the film “Secret Sunshine,” which was directed by Lee Chang-dong.

By Jin Min-ji
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