Hong’s 24th feature starring Kim Minhee and Seo Younghwa, won the Silver Bear for best director at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival  

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, March 12, 2020 – CMC Pictures announced the acquisition of The Woman Who Ran, written and directed by Hong Sangsoo,from the sales agency Finecut. The film just won the Silver Bear Award for Best Director in the 70th Berlinale. This was Hong’s fourth invitation to the Berlinale Competition, following his Silver Bear for Best Actress winning title On The Beach At Night Alone in 2017. CMC Pictures will bring the film to Australia and New Zealand.


Directed by Hong Sangsoo (Hotel By The River, The Day After, On The Beach At Night Alone) and starring Kim Minhee (Hotel By The River, On The Beach At Night Alone) and Seo Younghwa (On The Beach At Night Alone), The Woman Who Ran follows the story of Gamhee (Kim Minhee), who meets three female friends, two by the appointments and the other by chance, while her husband is away on a business trip. As they make friendly conversation, several currents flow independently above and below the surface of the dialogues.

“We’re very pleased to work with Finecut to release director Hong’s latest film The Woman Who Ran,” Julia Zhu, Director of International Distribution and Strategy said, “This is a good start for us, as we plan to release more international contents this year, and to bring more diverse and excellent works to global audiences.” 

CMC Pictures is a CMC Inc. company focusing on global distribution and sales. Since 2016, CMC Pictures has released annually 12-16 titles with its well-established distribution and marketing system, on the basis of its partnerships and distribution network around the world. The company has successfully released high-quality Chinese titles in multiple territories, including The Wandering Earth, Wolf Warrior 2, Ne Zha, Ip Man 4 and Shadow, which have gained outstanding box-office records in both local and international markets.

In 2020, CMC Pictures continues its work on presenting high quality contents to worldwide. The Woman Who Ran would be a sensational experience for audiences.

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CMC Pictures is a CMC Inc. company focusing on global distribution and sales with direct theatrical and Internet release capabilities in over 103 countries and 281 cities. CMC Pictures has successfully released quality Chinese titles, including The Wandering Earth, Wolf Warrior 2, Ne Zha, Ip Man 4 and Shadow. The company brings leading content to not only world cinemas, but also to various platforms such as television, internet and mobile.

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