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Cannes 2021 has unleashed its line up, and South Korea filmmakers must be perplexed.

Two years ago, at the last Cannes, “Parasite” took the festival by storm. Bong Joon-ho’s social satire won the Palme D’Or and went on to win the Academy Award.

“Parasite” marked the fifth year in a row that South Korean films were in the main competition at Cannes.

They included: Park Chan-wook’s “The Handmaiden” in 2016, Bong Joon-ho’s “Okja” (2017), Hong’s “The Day After” (2017), and Lee Chang-dong’s “Burning.”

So it was expected the streak would continue. But no South Korean film is in the mix this year.

“Emergency Declaration,” directed by Han Jae-rim, and “In Front of Your Face” by Hong Sang-soo were invited to this year’s Cannes Film Festival. But out of competition, in side showings. There is no chance of a Palme D’Or even if they receive ecstatic receptions.

And that’s the way the Croisette crumbles!

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