Magazine article Screen International

Finecut's New Deals Include Arirang to Italy, Day He Arrives to France

Magazine article Screen International

Finecut's New Deals Include Arirang to Italy, Day He Arrives to France

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Korean sales company Finecut has announced a raft of deals as the Toronto International Film Festival kicks off.

In the festival's Real to Reel section, Kim Ki-duk's Cannes Un Certain Regard award-winning documentary Arirang is has sold to Italy (Punto Zero), German-speaking Europe (Rapid Eye Movies), and Poland (New Horizons) in addition Japan and Taiwan. Kim's next feature film Amen is also set to go to the upcoming San Sebastian competition.

Korean auteur Hong Sang-soo's The Day He Arrives has sold to France (Les Acacias) and Israel (Nachoshon) in addition to territories previously confirmed - US (The Cinema Guild), Japan (Bitters End), and Taiwan (Catchplay). Les Acacias, having seen a good release this summer with Hong's Hahaha, will release his Oki's Movie in December and The Day He Arrives in spring of 2012.

Berlinale shorts Golden Bear winner Night Fishing, directed by brothers Park Chan-wook and Park Chan-kyong under the moniker PARKing CHANce, also sold to Italy (Tucker Film) and German-speaking Europe (Rapid Eye Movies) after its sales for North America (Magnolia), Taiwan (Catchplay), and Hong Kong (Sundream). …

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