MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Ready to fight for survival? Be among the first to see Concrete Utopia in the Philippines. Catch sneak previews in your favorite cinemas on September 11 and 12, one week before the regular showing on September 20.
Directed by Um Tae-hwa, Concrete Utopia is loosely based on Part 2 of the hit webtoon Joyful Outcast (Pleasant Neighbors) and stars an ensemble of A-list Korean actors including Lee Byung-hun, Park Seo-jun, Park Bo-young, Park Ji-hu, Kim Do-yoon, and Kim Sun-young. It is a disaster thriller about the aftermath of a devastating earthquake. The film will follow the story that begins when the survivors gather at Hwang Gung Apartments, the only building left standing in an earthquake-ravaged Seoul.
The film is a sobering parable, following its characters’ gradual descent into ruthless tribalism in a way that eerily mirrors so many contemporary global events.
Concrete Utopia has been picked by the Korean Film Council (KOFIC) to represent South Korea in the selection for Best International Feature Film at the 2024 Academy Awards, and will soon have its North American premiere and gala presentation at the 48th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on September 09.
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