South Korea’s Finecut has sold Hong Sang-soo’s Directors’ Fortnight title, Like You Know It, to CTV International for French-speaking territories.
The deal was negotiated by Finecut CEO Youngjoo Suh and CTV International cinema director Isabelle Dubar. CTV, which plans to release the film by the end of 2009, previously handled the distribution of Bahman Ghobadi’s Half Moon and Tsai Ming-liang’s I Don’t Want To Sleep Alone in France.
Finecut has also sold Shin Jung-won’s big-budget creature feature Chaw to Visicom Surya for Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei and Vietnam. Hans Uhlig (The Day After Tomorrow) is over-seeing the special effects on the film, about a man-eating boar terrorising a Korean village
The busy Seoul-based company has also closed a Japanese deal on music drama Go Go 70s which has gone to Fine Films. Thailand’s KR Contents Group also bought the film along with five other titles.
In addition, mainland China’s Fundamental Films bought 14 titles from Finecut including My Dear Enemy and Crush And Blush.
Finecut has also added another title to its Cannes slate – Lee Jong-yong’s A Blood Pledge – the fifth instalment in a popular Korean horror franchise that also includes The Whispering Corridor and Memento Mori. Currently in post-production, the film is scheduled for Korean release in early summer 2009.