Korean seller Cineclick Asia has secured two large package deals in the first few days of the Cannes market.
Two of Cineclick's newest slate additions comedies Iron Palm and Oh! LaLa Sisters were scooped up for Hong Kong by Mipic, a distributor which previously enjoyed success with Cineclick's Friend. Mipic is understood to have paid in the region of $200,000 for the pair.
For mainland China it sold a five picture package to Hong Kong-based Chinastar Entertainment. The pack includes recent titles Hi, Dharma!, My Wife Is A Gangster and Wanee & Junah as well as library films Anarchist and The Cut Runs Deep. Chinastar, which is taking all rights and is hoping for a theatrical release, paid $100,000.
Korean films have proved winners in Chinese speaking territories with My Wife and My Sassy Girl both reaching the number one spot in Hong Kong through Edko Distribution.
The early sales success has boosted Cineclick's hopes of big things for its top titles: Kwak kyung-taek's big budget boxing drama Champion and Lee Chang-dong's Venice hopeful two-hander Oasis.