Korean sales company Finecut has announced a slew of deals including the big-budget war drama 71 – Into The Fire, directed by John H. Lee and starring Kwon Sang-woo, which pre-sold to Showbox for UK.
The UK company previously released another Korean war film, the Taegukgi: Brotherhood Of The War.
71 – Into The Fire will be released in Korea this June, the 60th memorial of the Korean War that broke out June 25, 1950.
Ounie Lecomte’s A Brand New Life (pictured), after screening in Berlin’s Generation section, sold to Joint Entertainment for Taiwan.
Joint Entertainment also bought the Argentinean title Anita, directed by Marcos Carnevale. The film about a girl with down-syndrome was also taken by Menemsha Films for North America.
J-Bics picked up a number of arthouse films for Thailand, including Pablo Trapero’s Lion’s Den and Hong Sang-soo’s Like You Know It All.
Finecut will hold the first market screening of Iris: The Movie, the film version of the hit Korean TV series starring Lee Byung-hun. The film has already pre-sold to several territories including German-speaking Europe, mainland China, Singapore and Malaysia.
The sales company has recently picked up detective revenge thriller The Outlaw, based on a true event.