The prestigious Cannes Film Festival returns for its 75th edition. Taking place from May 17–20, the festival is running at full spectator capacity after two years following the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions in France.
This year, a notable number of Asian films are screening and having their premieres at the film festival. Here are some of the movies that are gracing the Cannes Film Festival stage.
Broker by Hirokazu Koreeda
Palme d’Or-winning director Hirokazu Koreeda returns to Cannes for his new film Broker. The movie is the Japanese director’s first Korean feature.
The plot is perhaps inspired by the real-life baby box in South Korea. Pastor Lee Jong-rak and his wife rescues the babies who are abandoned in the “drop box”.
The movie follows Sang-hyun (Song Kang-ho) and Dong-soo (Gang Dong-won) who helps find new parents for babies left in a box. The pair becomes involved with a young mother So-young (IU), who left her baby in the box but decided to take the baby back.