Cannes Film Festival to feature new films from Spike Lee and Lee Chang-dong
UPI News Service, 04/12/2018
The 2018 Cannes Film Festival will feature new films from Spike Lee and Lee Chang-dong.
Lee's movie "BlacKKKlansman" and Lee Chang-dong's film "Burning" will screen with 16 other titles in the In Competition category at the annual festival, which begins May 8 this year.
Artistic director Thierry Fremaux and festival president Pierre Lescure announced the official selection at a press conference Thursday in Paris, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The titles were confirmed in a press release.
"BlacKkKlansman" marks Lee's first Cannes selection since his 1989 movie "Do the Right Thing." The new film is based on the Ron Stallworth book "Black Klansman," and stars John David Washington, Adam Driver and Laura Harrier.
"Burning" follows Lee Chang-dong's 2010 Cannes selection, "Poetry." The new movie is based on the Haruki Murakami short story "Barn Burning," and stars Yoo Ah-in, Steven Yeun and Jeong Jong-seo.
Other titles In Competition include Jean-Luc Godard's film "Le Livre d'image," David Robert Mitchell's movie "Under the Silver Lake" and Matteo Garrone's film "Dogman."
Copyright 2018 United Press International, Inc. (UPI). Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.