Cannes Film Festival 2022: American publication Hypes IU’s ‘First Trip’ at the ceremony

IU, real name Lee Ji Eun, caught the world’s attention after arriving at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival.

The 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival took place at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes from May 18 to 28.

The singer-actress graced the ceremony alongside her co-stars Song Kang Ho, Kang Dong Won and Lee Jo Young after the film “Broker” was invited to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 75th Cannes Film Festival.

According Korea Joong Ang Dailythe drama film directed by acclaimed Japanese filmmaker Koreeda Hirokazu will premiere at the prestigious festival alongside another Korean film “Decision to Leave” directed by “The Handmaiden” director Park Chan Wook.

With that, the entire team except Bae Doona was spotted leaving Incheon International Airport on May 24 to fly to France.

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As the actors and director prepare for their arrival in Cannes, internet users and fans unite on Twitter under the trends #BonVoyageBrokerTeam and #LeeJieunAtCannes.

Several fans wish the whole team and IU a safe trip, while some predict that she will kill at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival.

Interestingly, the “Hotel Del Luna” star did not disappoint the public after IU caught the attention of not only local publications of an American media.

US Media Promotes IU’s First-Ever Cannes Film Festival Appearance

(Photo: News 1 Korea) IU

In an article shared on May 25, an American media Deadline wrote about IU’s “first trip” to the Cannes red carpet.

The singer-actress has been described as multi-hyphenated Korean due to her prominence in both the music and acting industry.

Additionally, the outlet also highlighted the 29-year-old star’s nickname as South Korea’s “national treasure.”

Additionally, the article also cited the impact of social media after IU went to the annual festival.

“When the Cannes Film Festival lineup was announced on April 14, Twitter literally exploded with excitement upon learning that Lee Ji-Eun would be making his Riviera debut with Hirokazu Koreeda’s ‘Broker’ in competition,” the report read. .

Even adding the A-lister’s accomplishments from the success of her first commercial to her 2011 acting debut and the K-drama hit “Hotel Del Luna.”

Director Koreeda Hirokazu Selects IU For “Broker”

Broker press conference

(Photo: Dispatch Korea) Casting brokers

Interestingly, “Broker” is IU’s return to the big screen after a starring role in 2021’s “Shades of the Heart.”

In addition, thanks to Koreeda Hirokazu’s film, the singer-actress was able to make her first appearance at Cannes.

The Japanese filmmaker previously revealed what made him cast IU in “Broker.”

As noted Newshe immediately fell in love with IU’s performance in the 2018 K-drama “My Mister.”

According to Koreeda Hirokazu, “it was very surprising to be able to play with infinite restraint throughout the drama”.

In the next film selected for the Cannes Film Festival, the singer-actress plays So Young, a young mother who has no choice but to leave her newborn baby in a baby box and finds a new family with the help brokers Sang Hyun and Dong Soo, played Song Kang Ho and Kang Dong Won.

IU, Broker Stills

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After premiering at the film festival, the theatrical release date for “Broker” will be June 8.

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Written by Geca Wills

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