Magazine article Screen International

Finecut Scores Asian Film Market Sales

Magazine article Screen International

Finecut Scores Asian Film Market Sales

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South Korean sales company Finecut has announced a raft of Asian Film Market deals led by Kim Ki-duk's controversial Moebius.

Moebius, which had to be cut by two and half minutes including scenes of incestuous sex before securing the greenlight for local release by the Korean Media Rating Board (KMRB), premiered at the Venice Film Festival in September.

Finecut has sold the film, described as the story "of a man who has grown up in a home wrecked by his father's infidelity", to Japan (King Records), Benelux (Contact Film) and Portugal (Films4You).

Moebius previously secured pre-sales with multiple territories that included Italy, Germany and ex-USSR before screening in Venice and Toronto.

King Records also previously distributed Kim's Golden Lion-winner, Pieta.

Hong Sang-soo's Our Sunhi, which won the Best Director Award at Locarno, sold to France (Les Films du Camelia) and Italy (Movies Inspired). …

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