In contrast to South Korea's anemic festival presence, things are much brighter on the market side. The big three -- CJ, Lotte and Showbox -- have plenty to shout about.
CJ E&M brings Un Certain Regard screener "A Girl at My Door," helmed by July Jung and produced by Lee Chang-dong, and "The Target," a remake of French "Point Blank" by helmer Chang, to the Croisette. CJ is also screening "No Tears for the Dead," helmed by Lee Jeong-beom ("The Man From Nowhere"), and historical maritime epic "Roaring Currents," directed by Kim Han-min. CJ will also show a 3D omnibus film "Mad, Sad, Bad" by three well-known names in the Korean industry, Ryoo Seung-wan ("No Blood, No Tears"), Han Ji-seung ("Papa") and Kim Tae-yong ("Late Autumn").
Showbox's lineup includes: "A Hard Day," a thriller about a detective who buries his car accident victim in the same coffin as his mother; historical epic "Kundo: Age of the Rampant"; "Gangnam Blues," introduced at the Hong Kong FilMart; "The Divine Move," a noir actioner about professional gamblers; and "We Are Brothers," a comedy about a Korean-born American adoptee who finds his biological family.
On the independent side, Finecut has a pair of new titles backed by distributor NEW, and Indiestory has short film "Breath" in the Cinefondation section.
Leading Korean Studios Bring Enticing Market Offerings
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