Magazine article Screen International

Korea’s Contents Panda Sells 'Herstory' to Well Go USA

Magazine article Screen International

Korea’s Contents Panda Sells 'Herstory' to Well Go USA

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Drama about WWII “comfort women” has also sold strongly across Asia.

‘Herstory’

South Korean sales company Contents Panda has closed several deals on Min Kyu-dong’s Herstory, including the sale of North American rights to Well Go USA.

The film has also gone to Hong Kong (Edko Films), Australia and New Zealand (Cine Asia), Taiwan (Cai Chang International) and Singapore and Malaysia (MM2 Entertainment).

Starring veteran actresses Kim Hee-ae and Kim Hae-sook, the film is based on the true story of how a group of women in Busan in the 1990s fought for six years to bring the controversial issue of WWII Japanese military sexual slavery to trial in Shimonoseki, where the court eventually ruled against Japan, in favour of three “comfort women”. …

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