Suh explained that the move would give her the freedom to invest in and co-produce projects from overseas filmmakers. Cineclick merged last year with KOSDAQ-listed Fantom Entertainment Group, which is more focused on the domestic Korean market.
'Although the merger was made in good faith, the current situation of a listed company in Korea does limit the possibilities for my goals,' said Suh. 'I aim to discover new opportunities in working with various directors, producers and industry people all around the world, sharing my previous experiences, network and expertise for films.'
Suh will continue to handle Cineclick Asia titles, although she is no longer employed by Fantom, and oversee the company's library sales.
In addition, her new company has an output deal with Korean film investment outfit Vantage Holdings. Among titles stemming from this deal are action thriller The Chaser, directed by newcomer Na Hong-jin who is being touted as the new Bong Joon-ho, and Crossing, directed by Kim Tae-kyun (Volcano High).
Fine Cut's slate also includes Iri, the new title from Desert Dream director Zhang Lu; Pablo Trapero's upcoming Lion's Den, which Suh co-produced with Walter Salles, and My Dear Enemy, directed by Lee Yoon-ki and starring Cannes best actress winner Jeon Do-yeon (Secret Sunshine).
In addition, Fine Cut is developing English-language horror Room Of Dreams, to be directed by Japanese filmmaker Sono Sion (Suicide Club, Exte: Hair Extensions). Asano Tadanobu and Rinko Kikuchi are being lined up to star.
Fine Cut is also holding the market premiere screening of Yim Phil-sung's Hansel And Gretel here at the European Film Market.