Major South Korean investor/distributor Showbox/Mediaplex has announced principal photography has wrapped on director Choi Dong-hoon's highly anticipated thriller "The Thieves". The film had its last shoot on Dec. 7 at the W Seoul – Walkerhill Hotel after six months of shooting on location in Macau, Hong Kong, Busan, and Seoul...More
Argentina's Mar del Plata International Film Festival is screening Korean films "ARIRANG - Movie", directed by Kim Ki-duk, and "The Yellow Sea", directed by Na Hong-jin during its 26th edition, Nov. 5 – 13.
Screening in the Panorama – Auteurs section, the documentary "ARIRANG - Movie
" stars the maverick director Kim Ki-duk
who shot the film of himself mainly while holing up in a mountain cabin in the woods. The film previously made its world premiere at the Cannes film festival where it won the Un Certain Regard award...More
Judy Ahn is Head of International Business at Showbox / Mediaplex, the company responsible for the hit Korean War film "The Front Line"
. Directed by Jang Hoon
, the film has been selected as South Korea's entry for consideration to be nominated to the Oscars foreign language film category. Kim Seong-hoon
met with Ahn to talk about Showbox's films and "The Front Line"
By KOFIC Staff
The Korean film industry is strongly represented at the Tokyo International Film Festival's content market TIFFCOM, which opened yesterday to run until Oct 26 in the Roppongi Hills complex. The Korean Film Council (KOFIC) has opened an umbrella stand with seven sales companies - CJ Entertainment, Showbox / Mediaplex, Finecut,M-Line Distribution, 9ers Entertainment, Lotte Entertainment, and Mirovision.
"Last year, the KOFIC umbrella stand only had four companies, but this year we have a large-scale stand with seven companies. They are doing well with meetings results already on the first day. The companies were able to schedule ahead from Busan's Asian Film Market", said Jiwon CHOI, Japan & Europe Regional Manager on KOFIC's International Co-production Team...More