The Peninsula, recognized by the Cannes Film Festival, draws attraction as “The Peninsula is an excellent sequel of ‘Train to Busan’”
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[by Ent Team] ‘The Peninsula’ was selected as the official guest film of the Cannes Film Festival.
6 p.m. on the 3rd (local time), the executive committee of the 2020 Cannes Film Festival officially published the invitation of the film, ‘The Peninsula’, at the UGC Normandy Theater located in Paris.
‘The Peninsula’ is an action blockbuster movie about the next four years after the film, ‘Train to Busan’, and the final struggle of those left in the ruined land.
Thierry Premaux, an executive chairman of the Cannes Film Festival, who announced the official invitational film on the day, introduced director, Yeon Sang Ho, as “a representative director of Korea that connects director, Park Chan Wook and Bong Joon Ho”, drawn attention by commenting as “The Peninsula is an excellent sequel of ‘Train to Busan’”.
Yeon Sang Ho is the 7th director to be invited by Cannes more than three times in Korea and is the only director to be invited to both animation and live-action films. Especially, director, Yeon Sang Ho is the first Korean director to receive a series of invitations from the Cannes Film Festival on works with a single view of the world, such as ‘Train to Busan’ and ‘The Peninsula’. It is also meaningful that ‘The Peninsula’ is the first 'post-apocalypse' action blockbuster in South Korea.
Director, Yeon Sang Ho mentioned, “I’m very pleased that ‘The Peninsula’ was selected as the guest film at the Cannes Film Festival once again following ‘Train to Busan’, and I'm deeply grateful for the sympathy on the genre fun and timeliness of ‘The Peninsula’”.
Meanwhile, the Cannes Film Festival is one of the world’s top three film festivals and is held annually in Cannes, France. However, offline events will not be proceeded this year due to the aftermath of Corona 19.
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