Thursday, July 25, 2013
[News] 2PM Junho's 'Cold Eyes' Selected For Toronto International Fim Festival
2PM's Junho wowed fans in Korea with his performance in the crime thriller Cold Eyes, and now the film is headed overseas to the Toronto International Film Festival.
Also starring Sol Kyung-gu, Jung Woo Sung, and Han Hyo Joo, Cold Eyes follows the story of a highly specialized police surveillance team as they try to take down a group of criminals.
The film opened in theaters across South Korea on July 3 and was met with critical acclaim and has attracted more than four million viewers, making it the fourth most-watched Korean film this year.
And now the movie is slated to debut abroad at the Toronto International Film Festival.
According to 1st Look, the film's promoter, in a press release on Wednesday, Cold Eyes has been invited to the 38th annual Canadian film festival and will be a part of the main Gala Presentations section from September 5-15.
The Gala Presentations is the primary showcase of films at the festival and includes a red carpet event with actors, directors, and producers from around the world.
It has been announced that the film's directors and starring cast, including Junho, will attend the TIFF this year.
Cold Eyes is the third Korean movie to show at the Toronto festival as a Gala Presentation. In 2008, The Good, The Bad, and The Weird, also starring Jung Woo Sung, was the first and The Housemaid was selected in 2010.
The film festival's Asian programmer, Giovanna Fulvi, attended the VIP premiere event of Cold Eyes in Seoul and was captivated by the movie saying it was "interesting and intense" and reportedly watched it twice despite having a tight schedule.