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Korean Films Sold Overseas

2008/10/06 Source

Acclaimed Korean films, "Secret Sunshine" and "The Good, the Bad, the Weird", have been sold to European buyers at the Pusan International Film Festival's Asian Film Market. This year's Asian Film Market attended by 132 film companies from 28 countries was marked by the number of Korean films exported to the European market. Director Lee Chang-dong's award-winning "Secret Sunshine" was sold to Rapid Eye of Germany and Korean western "The Good, the Bad, the Weird" to Sweden's Nonstop Entertainment and Hong Kong film distributor Celestial Pictures.

Other Korean films purchased by foreign film companies include Director Lee Joon-ik's "Radio Star" to Fine Films of Japan, director Kwon Chil-in's "Hellcats" and this summer's blockbuster "The Divine Weapon".

The latest Asian Film Market held a seminar of the Asian Film Fund Forum participated by world-leading film funds to share information on the status and know-how of Asian film funds. Also young Korean film producers introduced various projects to revive the sluggish Korean film industry and held the Korean Producers in Focus Project Pitch to find investors.

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