Evokative Films has picked up Canadian rights to Ryoo Seung-wan's boxer drama Crying Fist, following negotiations at the recent Asian Film Market in Pusan.

Starring Choi Min-sik, Crying Fist premiered in Cannes' Directors Fortnight in 2005 where it won the FIPRESCI award, and also screened at numerous other festivals including Karlovy Vary, Melbourne and Vancouver.

Evokative struck the deal with Michelle Son from M-Line Distribution, which now handles the ShowEast catalogue. The company says the film will see a prompt DVD release in early 2009.

Self-described as 'a new genre of film distribution company that brings clever, entertaining and original international genre features to film enthusiasts across Canada,' Evokative is a home entertainment-based firm that plans to give most of its titles limited theatrical releases.

The company previously picked up films such as Mong-hong Chung's Parking, Sono Sion's Hazard, and Yim Phil-sung's Hansel And Gretel.