Academy Award-winning Afghan director Siddiq Barmak's Opium War has also found a new investor in Haut et Court, which took rights for France.
Kim Ki-duk's Cannes competition title Breath sold to Tartan for US and UK rights, after closing sales to the Baltic States (Lietuvos Kinas), Czech Republic (Film Distribution Artcam), Poland (SPI International), Singapore (Festive Films) and Switzerland (Filmcoopi) at the market. The film had already been pre-sold to about 20 countries before its premiere at Cannes.
Upcoming title Ba:Bo starring Cha Tae-hyun (My Sassy Girl) and Ha Ji-won (The Duelist) was sold to Thailand (J-Bics). Melodrama Love Me Not, based on a popular Japanese TV series, went to Japan (SPO).
Cineclick's mainland China title Tuya's Marriage, which won the Golden Bear at this year's Berlinale, was sold to the US (Southport Music Box Corp) and Romania (Independenta Film). The film is to receive a theatrical release within the month in Italy (Lucky Red) and Taiwan (Hwa Jaan).
For other past titles, Bong Joon-ho's mutant hit The Host went to English-speaking South Africa (Gala Entertainment), which marks the first Korean film to be released theatrically in the region.
Tartan additionally picked up UK rights to Kim's cosmetic surgery love story Time, and Kim Jee-woon's horror film A Tale of Two Sisters was sold to Greece (CDK).