After the success of winning the Palme d’Or and the Oscar, “Parasite” distributor Neon re-teaming with CJ entertainment to pick up the North American Distribution rights for the film, “Broker” from “Shoplifters” director Hirokazu Koreeda ahead of the international premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. Kore-eda is no stranger to the Cannes Film Festival, having previously won the Palme d’Or in 2018 for “Shoplifters” and winning the Jury Prize in 2013 for “Like Father, Like Son.”
Produced by Zip Cinema, Broker features Parasite star Song Kang Ho and Gang Dong-won as “brokers of goodwill,” people who connect unwanted babies with new parents on the black market. But the pair are surprised when, on one road trip bringing a new baby to meet prospective parents, the child’s birth mother (Lee Ji Eun) unexpectedly shows up to join them. Bae Doona (The Host, Cloud Atlas) also stars.
Neon also has another film at Cannes competition titled, Crimes of the Future, David Cronenberg’s highly anticipated and provocative drama, starring Viggo Mortensen, Léa Seydoux and Kristen Stewart, and the experimental David Bowie film Moonage Daydream from director Brett Morgen, which is screening out of competition.
“Broker” recently released two new posters starring the five leads. Last year, the filmmaker also announced a deal with the Netflix to develop multiple projects including a feature film and a TV series. One of his first project will be “The Makanai : Cooking for the Makiko House,” which starring Mayu Matsuoka, Ai Hashimoto, Nana Mori.