South Korea Chooses “CONCRETE UTOPIA” for their 2024 Oscars Entry - Coming to Philippine Cinemas on September 20

The Korean Film Council (KOFIC) has unanimously chosen the disaster epic "Concrete Utopia" to represent South Korea in the selection for Best International Feature Film at the 2024 Academy Awards. In a statement on their official website, KOFIC said that they tried to select “a film that is Korean, yet aims for a global standard, strikes a good balance between artistry and popularity, and appeals without resistance to the Academy Awards.” The judges unanimously selected Concrete Utopia “as it seems to be able to appeal to North America without being unfamiliar with the trend of K-culture and K-movie.” 

Directed by Um Tae-hwa, "Concrete Utopia" is loosely based on Part 2 of the hit webtoon “Joyful Outcast” (“Pleasant Neighbors”) and stars an ensemble of A-list Korean actors including Lee Byung-hun, Park Seo-jun, Park Bo-young, Park Ji-hu, Kim Do-yoon and Kim Sun-young. 

The 2024 Academy Awards will be held on March 10, 2024. The final list of nominees for Best International Feature Film will be announced on January 23, 2024. Prior to the Oscars, the acclaimed South Korean film will have its North American premiere and gala presentation at the 48th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on September 9. TIFF is also delighted to announce that Concrete Utopia stars Lee Byung-hun and Park Seo-jun will be participating in the festival’s audience-pleasing “In Conversation With…” series, which features in-depth conversations with film artists, writers and cultural figures about their creative process.

"Concrete Utopia", which opened at #1 in Korea on August 9, will open in Philippine cinemas September 20. "Concrete Utopia" is distributed in the Philippines by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. Connect with the hashtag #ConcreteUtopiaMoviePH

Photos Credit: “Columbia Pictures”

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