The hit Korean film “A Frozen Flower” (Ssanghwajeom) has been sold to seven countries, including Spain and Thailand, at the European Film Market held during the Berlin International Film Festival, which is currently under way.
The film’s production agency Opus Pictures says the copyright was sold to Spain, the Czech Republic/Slovakia (Hollywood Classic) and Thailand, and that deals are in the final stages with Russia, Turkey, Singapore and Brazil.
The film was sold to Japan, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg even before the film was fully shot.
Opus Pictures said, “‘Frozen Flower’ is the first box office hit for a Korean movie this year, so foreign buyers are showing keen interest. Those who have seen the film’s promo video highly praise the movie’s Oriental beauty and grand scale.”
The film opened in Korea Dec. 30. Some 3.8 million watched it as of Wednesday to surpass the profit/loss break-even point of 3.5 million people.