BY Chin D | Jul 23, 2014 12:59 PM EDT
Upcoming film "Sea Fog" goes international with an invitation to premiere at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival.
The Toronto International Film Festival is considered as one of the four biggest film festivals, along with Berlin, Venice, and Cannes. Its influence covers a large area of North America, so much so that its considered a foothold in entering the film market in the region.
"Sea Fog" will be shown in the Gala Presentation Section, which also showed the films "The Good, The Bad, The Weird," "The Housemaid (2010)," and "Cold Eyes."
Art Director Cameron Bailey from the TIFF announced, "'Sea Fog' appeals to the viewers in many ways. Director Shim Seong Bo did an amazing job for a first timer, and he has made a great impact in turning the world's attention towards Korean filmmakers."
Upon hearing the news, director Shim Seong Bo expressed, "I've overwhelmed that a story about a small crew on a ship that survived in a small Korean city during the 1998 IMF crisis will be told to the viewers in the festival. I'm anxious to find out how the international audience will react to it."
Even before its premiere, "Sea Fog" has already achieved success in the foreign market after being acquired by distribution companies from Japan, France, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
"Sea Fog" will have its domestic premiere on August 13.
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