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  • New Sales Dawn on THE AGE OF SHADOWS and A DAY at AFM
  • by Pierce Conran /  Nov 14, 2017
  • Finecut Courts Remake Rights Interest for Time Loop Thriller

    Korean sales agency Finecut announced several new sales for titles in its current lineup during this year’s American Film Market (AFM), which took place in Santa Monica, CA. New deals were inked for both KIM Jee-woon’s Colonial Era spy drama The Age of Shadows and JO Seon-ho’s time slip thriller debut A Day, with the latter also attracting interest for foreign remake rights.

    The Age of Shadows scored new deals with Splendid Film (Benelux), Movies Inspired (Italy), StudioCanal (France) and Mayfly (Poland). These were in addition to earlier acquisitions for Australia, New Zealand, Austria, Switzerland, Germany and Latin America. Starring SONG Kang-ho and GONG Yoo, the 2016 Chuseok holiday hit was Korea’s submission to the foreign language category of the Academy Awards last year.

    A Day features KIM Myung-min and BYUN Yo-han as a doctor and paramedic who are stuck in the same time loop as they try to save their children from a car accident. The film was bought by Viz Media Switzerland S.A (Germany and Austria), PFA Films (Italy), Just Real (Mexico), Payfly (Poland), Kinovista (France), Festival Films (Spain) and the Overseas Korean Television Network (Indonesia). Finecut also reported strong interest in remake rights from companies in the US, France, Italy, Spain and Turkey.

    Also during this year’s AFM, Finecut presented its latest acquisition, the highly anticipated new drama from revered director LEE Chang-dong. Burning, which is currently in production, stars YOO Ah-in and Steven YEUN in a tale based on a short story by Japanese author MURAKAMI Haruki.
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