I’m just posting this news very quickly and will expand as soon as there is a minute, we are very busy with the departure from Seoul to get back to Canada…
This one has been long in the works, so I’m extremely happy and proud to finally be able to announce that Evokative just bought the Canadian rights to CRYING FIST by RYOO Seung-wan (CITY OF VIOLENCE, ARAHAN, NO BLOOD NO TEARS, DIE BAD, the upcoming DACHIMAWA LEE…)!
The film, which was part of Cannes’s Quinzaine des Réalisateurs in 2005 (where it won the FIPRESCI Prize) and was the opening film of Fantasia that year, blew me away when I first saw it and was on the top of my wish list when Evokative was founded. This powerful boxing drama stars CHOI Min-Sik (OLDBOY, SYMPATHY FOR LADY VENGEANCE, DRUNK ON WOMEN AND POETRY) and RYOO Seung-beom (ARAHAN, NO BLOOD NO TEARS, DIE BAD).
Like all other Evokative titles, CRYING FIST will be released in Canada before even having a US distributor.
I was very lucky to meet RYOO Seung-wan and his wife and producer KANG Hye-jeong not long ago in Pusan. Also pictured, Nicolas Archambault, Fantasia International Film Festival programmer.