Magazine article Screen International

Ode to My Father Tops 10m in S Korea

Magazine article Screen International

Ode to My Father Tops 10m in S Korea

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In South Korea, CJ Entertainment's Ode To My Father has topped the country's landmark 10 million admissions, taking in $72m according to the Korean Film Council's ticketing database.

Directed by JK Youn, whose previous hit Haeundae (2009) also topped 10 million, Ode To My Father is now the 11th local film to do so.

In total, 14 foreign and local films have made it into the 10 million club, led by Roaring Currents (17.6m admissions), Avatar (13.6m admissions) and The Host (13m). The most recent include Interstellar (10.1m) and Frozen (10.2m).

The film is set for a European premiere at the Berlinale next month in the Panorama section. Head of the section Wieland Speck says the film "depicts the legacy of an unprecedented development in recent history with a grand cinematic power and its human dimensions: the rise of a troubled and divided nation, South Korea. …

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