[HanCinema's News] "The Roundup: Punishment" Confirmed for Shanghai International Film Festival

The 26th edition of the Shanghai International Film Festival recently confirmed that "The Roundup: Punishment" had been selected to appear at the Chinese movie event. The action cop film will be playing in the Midnight Fantasy section of the festival. While the current political situation makes it difficult to officially import South Korean films into China, the appearance of "The Roundup: Punishment" suggests a warming of relations.


Earlier this year, "Exhuma" played at the Beijing International Film Festival selling out all of its screenings, with that festival also showing several other South Korean film after many years of not showing any. "The Wailing" and "Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum" also appeared in previous iterations of the Shanghai International Film Festival in the Midnight Fantasy section. Five screenings are planned for "The Roundup: Punishment" for the festival's run from June 14th to June 23rd.

Written by William Schwartz