Lee Yoon-Ki’s relationship drama is the only Asian film in competition at Berlin.
Fortissimo Films has taken on worldwide sales rights (outside Japan and Korea) to Berlin competition selection Come Rain, Come Shine.
Lee Yoon-Ki (This Charming Girl, My Dear Enemy) directs the story of a young marriage at crisis stage when the wife confesses she has fallen in love with another man. Heavy rains fall on a pivotal day in their relationship, keeping them inside together.
Lim Soo-Jung (I’m A Cyborg But That’s OK) and Hyun Bin (Late Autumn) star.
The director and the two stars will all be in Berlin, where the Korean film is the only Asian title in competition.
Oh Jung-wan of Korea’s b.o.m. Film Productions produced, and associate producer was Lorna Tee of Hong Kong’s October Pictures.
The deal was brokered by Oh and Tee with Fortissimo chairman Michael J. Werner and director, marketing, Asian acquisitions & sales, Esther Yeung.
Werner said: “We are thrilled to work on this striking film and to have the opportunity to work with Producers Oh Jungwan and Lorna Tee, with whom we had been seeking to work together for many years. In Come Rain, Come Shine director Lee Yoon-ki has crafted a remarkable film that explores the nature and fragility of human relationships and what defines the boundaries of love.”
Oh added: “We have known the people at Fortissimo as good friends for a long while and now we are pleased to be working with such an esteemed company who has extensive experience and expertise in bringing Asian films to the international arena. It was such a delight that they loved Lee Yoon-ki’s Come Rain, Come Shine as much as we did and now we will work together to show this beautiful film to audiences everywhere.”
The film will be released in Korea by NEW in late February/early March.