Local movie distributor NEW announced Korean crime action thriller “Smugglers” has been invited to the competition category of this year’s Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival in Spain.
According to the movie distributor, a new feature from director Ryoo Seung-wan will be shown in the Orbita section to introduce the most notable films of the year, alongside another well-performing film “Concrete Utopia.”
Sitges is one of the world’s largest genre film festivals, set to take place from October 5 to 15 in the resort city of Sitges, located 35 kilometers southwest of Barcelona.
The festival’s executive director, Angel Sala, praised the film as a fun and touching action film full of unexpected heroines. “Smugglers” topped the local box office since its release, with an audience tally predicted to surpass four million. The movie was also invited to the 48rg Toronto Film Festival and the 76th Locarno Film Festival.
“Smugglers” is set in the 1970s, wherein two female divers get tangled up in a high-stakes smuggling scheme in a seemingly peaceful seaside village. The divers are played by actresses Kim Hye-Soo and Yum Jung-Ah.
Source: Yonhap News