"The Housemaid - 2010"
, director Im Sang-soo
's 2010 remake of Kim Ki-young
's 1960 masterpiece "The Housemaid - 1960
", will have its US theatrical release through independent multi-platform distributor IFC. The erotic-psychological-thriller, starring Cannes-winning actress Jeon Do-yeon
in the title role, drew over 2.3 million admissions during its local release this Spring.
IFC picked up North American rights from the film's production company and sales agent Mirovision. IFC plans to promote the film through key festivals this autumn and give it a theatrical release in early 2011. The film, about the spiraling consequences of an erotic liaison between a housemaid and the husband and father of an affluent family, had its world premiere in competition at Cannes this year.
IFC president, Jonathan Sehring said of the film, ""The Housemaid - 2010"
is one of the most sheerly entertaining and sexy thrillers we have seen in years. It establishesL IM Sang-soo as a major filmmaker and reconfirms that some of the best filmmaking anywhere in the world is happening in South Korea. We couldn't be happier that Mirovision entrusted this film to us and think it's the perfect fit for all of our platforms".
Nigel D'Sa (KOFIC)