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Epitaph sold to Japan, Hong Kong, and North America

2008/04/04 | 531 views | Permalink | Source

Among the new slate of talented young Korean directors, the brothers Jeong Beom-sik and Jeong Sik are among its leading exponents; the latest development around their debut film "Epitaph" (Gidam) is the sale of its distribution rights to North America (TLA Releasing), Hong Kong (Celestial Movies Channel) and Japan (CCRE) by Studio 2.0 at the Hong Kong Filmart.

Studio 2.0 also sold the rights of "Highway Star" (Bokmyeon Dalho), starring Cha Tae-hyun, to Hong Kong (Celestial Movies Channel), China (H.G.C.) and Vietnam (Diamond Cinema). Animation "Aachi And Ssipak" was picked up by Spain's Notro and "Lovers of 6 Years" (Yooknyeonjjae Yeonae Joong) with Kim Ha-neul will be released in Vietnam (Diamond Cinema).

TLA Releasing describes its prized acquisition "Epitaph" as, "Beautifully lush, Korean supernatural, psychological horror", and, "A reinvention of Korean horror and moving it into a refreshingly, new direction". Jin Goo ("A Dirty Carnival"/Biyeorhan Geori), Kim Bo-kyung ("With a Blue Sky"), and Kim Tae-woo ("Woman on the Beach"/Haebyeonui Yeoin) star in the hospital set film.

Epitaph is invited to New York's New Directors/New Films 2008 and the 17th Philadelphia Film Festival, both in April. The JEONG brothers received the New Director Award in 2007 at the Pusan International Film Festival and are nominated for PaekSang Arts Awards' Best New Director Award

Yi Ch'ang-ho (KOFIC)

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