The Korean director will be back on the Croisette, after the triumph of “Parasite” in 2019, the latest Palme d’Or to date and the first in the history of Korean cinema. Bong Joon Ho will be one of the special guests at the Opening Ceremony on July 6th and will present an exceptional “Rendez-vous with…”, a program previously known as Masterclasses, the next day in the Buñuel Theatre of the Palais des Festivals.
A major figure in the world of Asian cinema and a great friend of the Festival de Cannes, he will talk with the audience about what has influenced him, his passion for cinema, and his artistic practice.
Among other surprises in store at the Opening Ceremony, the director of “Memories of Murder“and “Mother“ will declare the 74th Festival de Cannes open.
The Festival de Cannes will launch its 74th edition, presided over by Spike Lee, on Tuesday, July 6, and will close on Saturday, July 17, with the revelation of the awards for the 2021 Official Selection.