Watch: Korean Action Film The Villainess Receives 4 Minute Standing Ovation At Cannes Film Festival + Trailer
The Villainess, a Korean action film that stars actress Kim Ok Bin, has earned a stamp of approval from audiences at the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival.
After its first official screening at midnight on May 22, the film was met with a standing ovation that lasted for four minutes. Amongst those who attended the screening was famed Korean director Park Chan Wook, who has directed movies like Oldboy (2003), The Handmaiden (2016), and Stoker (2013).
Park Chan Wook was especially supportive of actress Kim Ok Bin and even shouted her name when she made her entrance. Kim Ok Bin worked with director Park Chan Wook on a 2009 film titled Thirst and made her first appearance at Cannes Film Festival through her role in the film. Director Park Chan Wook is attending this years Cannes Film Festival as a judge.
The Villainess is about a ruthless female assassin named Sook Hwe (Kim Ok Bin) who returns to Korea to exact revenge on those who made her the way she is. The movie is unlike any other action film made in Korea and had viewers on the edge of their seats from the very beginning with an intricate action sequence that lasted for ten minutes. Anticipation is heightened for the film, as Kim Ok Bin filmed many of the intense action scenes herself.
The film will be premiere in Korea on June 8. Watch the trailer for The Villainess below!