K-Entertainment fans are in for a cinematic treat as Cobweb, one of the most highly anticipated movies in South Korea will hit Philippine cinemas this October 4.
Premiering out of competition at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, the film follows the story of a director in the 1970s haunted by the desire to reshoot the ending of his latest film despite unfavorable conditions. Chaos ensues when a web of complications starts to rise on the film set.
The film stars Song Kang-ho best known for his critically acclaimed performance in Parasite (2019). Song, who has depicted the most iconic characters of Korean cinema, now depicts cinema itself. After inspiring countless directors, Song plays a film director himself for the first time.
Cobweb’s cast also features some of the most recognizable faces in South Korean entertainment, including Lim Soo-jung (A Tale Of Two Sisters), Oh Jung-se (It’s Okay Not To Be Okay), Jeon Yeo-been (Vincenzo), Jang Young-nam (It’s Okay Not To Be Okay), Park Jung-soo (Marriage Contract), and Krystal Jung (of the K-pop girl group f(x) and romcom movie Sweet and Sour).
Written and directed by Kim Jee-woon, whose previous works include A Tale Of Two Sisters (2003), A Bittersweet Life (2005), and The Good, The Bad, The Weird (2008), Cobweb came about after Kim reflected on the struggles of artists, filmmakers, and the entire film industry, which was heavily impacted by the pandemic.
“Despite the countless horrible conditions that were triggered by the pandemic, life went on. Through the set of the film-within-a-film Cobweb, which is only completed through a great number of struggles, I want to send a hopeful and tentatively optimistic message that cinema will go on, just as life goes on despite all of its ironies and hardships,” Kim shared.
Cobweb is produced by Anthology Studios and globally distributed by Barunson E&A, the same studio that produced Parasite.
Cobweb is exclusively distributed in the Philippines by TBA Studios. The same company that brought award-winning films such as Everything Everywhere All At Once and the box-office romantic drama Past Lives to the Philippines.Cobweb opens in cinemas on October 4.