Park Chan-wook's Latest Film Sets Distribution Milestone for Korean Films

      May 20, 2016 10:17

      Award-winning filmmaker Park Chan-wook's latest film, "The Handmaiden," is drawing widespread attention as the film has been sold for distribution to some 175 countries following its screening at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

      During the film market on the sidelines of the ongoing festival, Romania recently became the 175th country to purchase the film for distribution, according to CJ E&M, the film's distributor.

      The film had been presold to 120 countries before it came to Cannes.

      "The Handmaiden" broke the previous record held by Bong Joon-ho's "Snowpiercer," which was distributed to 167 countries.

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