‘Peninsula,”Heaven’ selected for official Cannes 2020 lineup

June 4, 2020

 ”Peninsula” by South Korean filmmaker Yeon Sang-ho and “Heaven” by fellow South Korean Im Sang-soo were selected Thursday for the official lineup of this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

With the actual festival canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, organizers announced 56 films that will be part of the 2020 Official Selection.

They will be able to use an official “Cannes 2020″ label at festivals later this year and when they screen in theaters.

“Peninsula,” starring Kang Dong-won, is Yeon’s sequel to his zombie thriller “Train to Busan.”

“Heaven,” starring veteran actor Choi Min-sik, depicts the story of two men who meet by chance and embark on a trip to find happiness.

Other selected titles include Wes Anderson’s “The French Dispatch,” Francois Ozon’s “Summer of 85,” and “Falling” by Viggo Mortensen.

A scene from Yeon Sang-ho's "Peninsula," released by its distributor, NEW. (Yonhap)

A scene from Yeon Sang-ho’s “Peninsula,” released by its distributor, NEW. (Yonhap)