Cannes premiere dates for two Korean films unveiled

Poster for ″Decision to Leave,″ left, and ″Broker″ [CJ ENM]

Schedules for the world premieres of two Korean films invited to this year’s Cannes Film Festival were revealed Thursday.

According to CJ ENM, which oversees distribution of both films, Park Chan-wook’s “Decision to Leave” will have its world premiere at Cannes at 6 p.m. on May 23. The filmmaker and lead actors Park Hae-il and Tang Wei will head to Cannes for the red carpet premiere and the global press event on May 24.

The film centers around a police detective who finds himself attracted to a mysterious widow after she becomes the prime suspect in his latest murder investigation.

“Broker,” a Korean-language film directed by Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda, will premiere at 7 p.m. on May 26. Kore-eda and lead actors Song Kang-ho, Gang Dong-won, Lee Ji-eun and Lee Joo-young will participate in the press event on May 27.

“Broker” follows a group of people who embark on a journey to find a new family for a baby who was found in a baby box, where babies can be anonymously dropped off to be cared for by others.

The 75th edition of Cannes will run from May 17 to 28.