SEOUL, Sept. 6 (Yonhap) — South Korea’s box-office hit “The Thieves” has received invitations to three international film festivals, its distributor said Thursday.
The three festivals are Spain’s Sites International Film Festival as well as the Philadelphia International Film Festival and the Hawaii International Film Festival in the United States, according to Mediaplex Co.
The movie has specifically been chosen to close Casa Asia, a competitive section for Asian films, of the 45th Sitges film fest known as one of the world’s three largest fantasy film festivals, the company said. The festival runs from Oct. 4-14.
Directed by Choe Dong-hoon, who is known for “Tazza: the High Rollers” and “The Big Swindle,” the heist film features 10 Korean and Chinese thieves teaming up to steal a valuable diamond necklace at a Macao casino.
The movie has attracted more than 12 million viewers since opening on July 25 at home, according to the official box-office tally. (KIM SOO HYUN)
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