Leading independent distribution agency Finecut has taken on the legal representation for Greenhouse, which will be screened in the Vision section of the Busan International Film Festival this week.
Director Lee Sol-hui previously saw her graduation short film Anthill from the Korean Academy of Film Arts screen in the festival’s Wide Angle: Korean Short Form Competition. Starring Kim Seo-hyung (“The Villainess”), the film chronicles the pain and suffering of a woman struggling with a mental disorder.
Also new to the company’s program at the Asian Contents & Film Market is the revenge thriller “Christmas Carol”, an adaptation of the Korean best-selling novel of the same name. It was directed by Kim Sung Soo, who also directed Save Me, a 2010 cult series on Korean cable channel OCN. The film has the ingredients for a following among K-pop fans, as it stars GOT7 boy band Park Jinyoung.
Finecut is fresh out of Toronto and San Sebastian, where it debuted with Hong Sangsoo’s Walk Up. Filmed in fall 2021, the story follows a middle-aged man, played by Kwon Hae-hyo, and his aspiring interior designer daughter, whom he hasn’t seen in years, as they tour a building floor by floor.
Finecut gave a world premiere of Jung July’s Next Sohee in Cannes. The art-house drama also received the Best Director Award and the Silver Audience Award for Best Asian Feature Film at the 2022 Fantasia Film Festival. Starring Busan regular Bae Doona (“Broker”), the film also airs this week’s Korean Cinema Today – Panorama section.
Among Finecut’s obviously more commercial titles is Kim Hongsun’s action-packed Project Wolf Hunting, which debuted at last year’s ACFM International.
https://variety.com/2022/film/news/busan-film-market-finecut-greenhouse-1235393620/ Busan Film Market: Finecut launches Greenhouse