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Hong Sang-soo’s New Film Draws 70,000 Movie-Goers

A scene from Hong Sang-soo's movie "Right Now, Wrong Then." (Image : Yonhap)

A scene from Hong Sang-soo’s movie “Right Now, Wrong Then.” (Image : Yonhap)

SEOUL, Oct. 23 (Korea Bizwire)“Right Now, Wrong Then,” the latest Hong Sang-soo feature film, has drawn more than 70,000 movie-goers, data by an official market tracker showed Friday.

The 17th feature film by the South Korean director broke the 70,000-mark on Thursday, according to data by the Korean Film Council, with the current tally at 70,956.

“Right Now, Wrong Then” won the Golden Leopard award at the Locarno International Film Festival earlier this year.

It presents two possible scenarios of a romantic encounter between a married film director (Jung Jae-young) and a painter (Kim Min-hee).

With the turnout, “Right Now, Wrong Then” became the most successful indie film by Hong since he began working with Jeonwonsa, his own independent film production and distribution company, in 2008.

Previously, CJ Entertainment distributed his work, with the most successful film at that time being “Woman Is the Future of Man,” which drew 284,000 people in 2004.

His second best-selling independent film was “Our Sunhi” in 2012, which attracted 69,000 people.’


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