The post-apocalyptic world imagined by Korean director Yeon Sang-ho in Train to Busan managed to resonate with horror film fans and now its sequel has even sneaked into the official selection of Cannes 2020, the prestigious film festival.
Train to Busan 2: Peninsula will share a festival with new projects such as the Wes Anderson, François Ozon, Steve McQueen films, and the new animated film from Pixar Studios.
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Yeon Sang-ho's new film, director of "Seoul Station", "The Fake" or "Psychokinesis", is the continuation of his successful "Train to Busan", one of the great sensations of recent Korean fantasy cinema, and which Also, it was also presented at the Cannes Festival in its 2016 edition. Released that same year, the film achieved more than 11 million viewers in its country, making it the first film to overcome the barrier of 10 million viewers.
Forget about the heroes and villains of the original movie, it's been four years since that story and now the plot leads us to meet new characters played by a cast that includes Gang Dong-won, Lee Jung-Hyun, the young actress Lee Re, Kwon Hae-Hyo ("The Day After"), Kim Min-Jae, and Koo Kyo-hwan.
Korean cinema has been gaining a lot of interest in the international community since Parasites swept through all the awards ceremonies and won the highest awards at the last Oscar gala, so in the coming years, we hope to see much more representation of the country in the main film festivals.