IU last year, Kim Hee Won this year…Another photo mistake at Cannes Film Festival
Following IU last year, Kim Hee Won was introduced incorrectly this year. It is already the third time. This year, the Cannes Film Festival was not meticulous, either.
The 76th Cannes Film Festival (hereinafter referred to as the Cannes Film Festival) opened on May 16th (hereinafter local time). The schedule of Korean films officially invited to this year’s Cannes Film Festival began in earnest in the second half.
Starting with the stage greeting of “Sleep” (International Critics’ Week) starring Jung Yu Mi and Lee Sun Kyun at 11 AM on May 21st, the Midnight screenings section’s “PROJECT SILENCE” will debut in front of filmmakers around the world as a world premiere at the GRAND THEATRE LUMIERE at midnight.
After embroidering Cannes’ night, an official photo call will be held at 11:50 AM on May 22nd at the Palais des Festival. However, the Cannes Film Festival made the mistake of putting Kim Hee Won’s photo as a completely different person in the photo call schedule and attendee confirmation materials distributed in advance to photojournalists from around the world.
According to the released data, director Kim Tae Gon and actors Lee Sun Kyun, Joo Ji Hoon, Kim Hee Won will attend the photo call, but Kim Hee Won was introduced as a photo of a woman who even changed her gender, making Korean reporters dumbfounded.
When the “Parasite (directed by Bong Joon Ho)” team visited Cannes in 2019, the Cannes Film Festival incorrectly posted actress Jang Hye Jin’s photo as archer Jang Hye Jin’s photo. Last year, Lee Ji Eun (IU)’s photo was also put as a different face.
In particular, Kim Hee Won visited Cannes again after a long time after being invited to the same category with “The Merciless” in 2017. Lee Sun Kyun and Joo Ji Hoon leave a bigger regret as it seems that their photo call photos when they were invited to the Cannes Film Festival with “Parasite” and “The Spy Gone North” were used once again.
Meanwhile, “PROJECT SILENCE” is a disaster movie that tells about people who are isolated on the airport bridge just before collapse in an indistinguishable thick fog, struggling to survive the unexpected threats lurking in it. Pre-sale was announced earlier in 140 countries, and it is scheduled to be released in Korea within this year.