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Showbox fulfills ‘Dream’

Distrib picks up rights to Kim film

SEOUL – Showbox has picked up int’l sales rights to high profile auteur Kim Ki-duk’s upcoming movie, “Dream” (Bi-mong.) The Seoul-based distributor and investorwill open it for business at the upcoming European Film Market in Berlin.

Company has the pic for all territories outside Japan, where investor Stylejam has the rights, and Korea, where local distribber Sponge is producer.

In Kim’s typically highspeed lensing style, pic cranked up in the first week of the month and wrapped Jan 23. Sponge has set a Spring release date, and pic is skedded to be ready for possible Cannes selection.

“Dream” features Japanese star Joe Odagiri, who enjoys a huge fan-base in Korea thanks to word-of-mouth indie hits “Maison de Himiko” and “Sway,” and heavyweight Korean actress Lee Na-young (“Maundy Thursday.”) The somewhat experimental film — Kim’s 15th as helmer — sees lead couple speaking in two different languages, but understanding each other’s words. Story revolves around a man who dreams of his former lover and comes across a woman who appears to act out his imaginings.

Showbox, which since last year is no longer linked to the Megabox exhibition chain, will also be pre-selling new titles “Sunny,” a $7m drama by “The King and the Clown” helmer Lee Joon-ik, and erotic comedy “A Tale of Legendary Libido.” Its titles completed and screening in Berlin include romantic drama “Love Exposure” and tearjerker “My 11th Mother.”

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