The American drama “The Idol” starring BLACKPINK‘s jennie has been invited to the 76th cannes international film festival in the non-competition section.
on april 13th, the cannes film festival secretariat held a press conference in paris, france, and announced the official invitation list. “the idol” has been invited to the non-competition section and will be screened for the first time at the film festival.
“the idol” is a work that tells the life and love story of a popular female pop singer against the background of the music industry in los angeles. singer the weeknd participated in co-production, and director sam levinson of hbo’s popular series “euphoria” took charge of directing.
“the idol” stars johnny depp’s daughter lily-rose depp, the weeknd, troye sivan, and dan levy. in particular, jennie took on her first acting work through this project.
according to the u.s. media deadline, “according to the organizers, it has not been confirmed whether jennie will attend the cannes film festival,” adding, “if jennie, who is a well-known member of blackpink, participates, it will be a factor that can attract generation z.”
meanwhile, in the non-competition category, other than “the idol”, “indiana jones: dial of destiny”, “killers of the flower moon”, and “cobweb” are also included. “cobweb” is directed by kim ji woon and stars song kang ho.
song kang ho was invited to the cannes non-competition section for the 2021 film “emergency declaration”, and last year, for director koreeda hirokazu’s “broker”.
in addition to them, song joong ki has received an invitation from the cannes international film festival for the first time after 15 years of debut, drawing attention. song joong-ki has been invited to this year’s film festival through his movie “hwaran”.
the 76th cannes international film festival will be held from may 16 to 27.