French production and distribution company Capricci has acquired French rights to Korean director Hong Sangsoo’s Golden Bear contender Introduction.
International sales are handled by Korean sales company Finecut which has been an active participant in the online EFM this year from its home city of Seoul.
The three-part film revolves around a young man visiting his father, lover and mother. It is Hong’s fifth film in competition at the Berlinale.
He won the Silver Bear in 2020 for The Man Who Ran and On The Beach At Night Alone won the Silver Bear for best actress Kim Minhee in 2017. Capricci previously acquired French rights for both titles.
“Hong Sangsoo’s art is more and more simple and stripped of excess. His research into form can be likened to France’s Nouveau Roman movement,” said Capricci head of acquisitions and distribution Julien Rejl.
”Introduction also marks the arrival of new actors into his cinema, in a film that is at once bitter and sweet.”
He added that while it was impossible to schedule a theatrical release date while cinemas remain closed in France, Capricci was committed to releasing it theatrically before making it available on other platforms.