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Finecut books trio of deals on Competition title Poetry

The film has gone to Golem Distribucion for Spain and Andorra, MCF MegaCom Film for ex-Yugoslavia and Khan Entertainment for Taiwan.

South Korea’s Finecut has sealed a trio of deals on Lee Chang-dong’s competition title Poetry which is screening towards the end of the festival on May 19.

The film has gone to Golem Distribucion for Spain and Andorra, MCF MegaCom Film for ex-Yugoslavia and Khan Entertainment for Taiwan. French distributor Diaphana pre-bought and co-invested in the film.

Golem has previously distributed arthouse titles such as Kore-eda Hirokazu’s Air Doll and Kim Ki-duk’s Breath.

The fifth film from Lee, whose Secret Sunshine won best actress at Cannes in 2007, Poetry is the story of an elderly woman attempting to write poetry, who is faced with a harsh reality. The elderly woman is played by Yun Junghee, who was one of the biggest Korean actresses in the 1960s-1970s, and is making a come-back after a 16-year hiatus to play the role.

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