The Cannes Film Festival hasannounced the addition of Hong Sang-soo's A Tale Of The Cinema (Geuk-Jang-Jeon) to its official selection. The film will compete forthe Palme D'Or along with the films originally announced on April 19.
The latest film from the South Korean director is the storyof a man who sees his own life portrayed on a cinema screen and, disconcerted,tries to make his own film instead. It stars Kim Sang-kyung, Eom Ji-wo and LeeKi-woo. International sales are handled by MK2.
It is said to be more structured than Hong's last film WomanIs The Future Of Man - which played in competition at Cannes last year.
The festival has also addedMoroccan filmmaker Laila Marrakchi's Marock to Un Certain Regard. Aspreviously reported, Aoyama Shinji's Eli, Eli, Lema Sabachtani fromJapan has also been added to the Un Certain Regard sidebar.
Three films have been addedas special screenings as well. They are: French director Jan Kounen'sdocumentary Darshan - l'Etreinte; Pele Eterno, adocumentary from Brazil's Anibal Massaini Neto; and Jean-Luc Godard's MorceauxChoisis Des Histoire(s) Du Cinema which will be screened conjointly by theofficial selection and Critics' Week.
Kohei Ogouri's The BuriedForest, originally slated for Un Certain Regard, will be screened under thebanner of the official selection and Directors' Fortnight.
Cannes often adds last minuteadditions to its line-up. Last year, Cannes moved Jonathan Nossiter'sdocumentary Mondovino into competition last year on the first day of thefestival.