In February, world-renowned masterpiece “Titanic”, Bae Doo Na and rookie Kim Si Eun’s “Next So Hee” and Jin Sun Kyu’s comedy film “Count” are hitting theaters.
“Titanic: 25th Anniversary” (directed by James Cameron), confirmed to be released on February 8, is a 4K 3D remastered movie of the classic masterpiece “Titanic.” “Titanic,” which hit the world’s No. 1 box office at the time of its release, depicts the fateful love and unexpected tragedy of Jack and Rose on the Titanic.
“Titanic” recorded $1.84347 billion in global box office profits when it was released in 1997. This number easily surpassed the $978.16 million mark of “Jurassic Park”, which was ranked first at the time, and created a new box office legend. In addition to maintaining its No. 1 position for the next 12 years, even now, 25 years after its release, “Titanic” still ranks 3rd in the global box office rankings and 1st among romance films.
“Titanic”, a global sensation, drew enthusiastic reviews at the time of its release and was nominated for 14 out of 17 categories at the 70th Academy Awards held in 1998, as well as winning 11 awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.
“Titanic: 25th Anniversary” is expected to once again leave the impression of a masterpiece that touched the hearts of audiences around the world, and at the same time, provide deep lingering emotions to viewers who have not yet seen the movie.
On the same day, Bae Doo Na and Kim Si Eun’s “Next Sohee” (director Chung Ju Ri) will be released. “Next Sohee” depicts an incident undergone by Sohee, a brave 18-year-old high school student. The story also follows detective Yu Jin in the same space but at a different time.
Director Chung Ju Ri was officially invited to the 67th Cannes Film Festival with his feature-length debut film “A Girl at My Door,” and made a sensation by sweeping domestic and foreign film festivals. Director Jung’s solid screenplay and robust directing stand out in “Next Sohee,” the first Korean film to be selected as the closing film of the Cannes Film Festival Critics’ Week, gaining the spotlight even before its release.
In addition, “Next Sohee” won three awards, including the 42nd Amiens International Film Festival’s Audience Award, the 26th Fantasia Film Festival’s Closing Film, and the 23rd Tokyo Filmex Film Festival’s Jury Special Award. It is a highly anticipated film in theaters this February due to consecutive awards such as the official invitation to the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival and love calls from film festivals.
Above all, Bae Doo Na, a world-class actress who is achieving success globally beyond Korea and Japan, is drawing attention as “Next Sohee” is her big-screen comeback film. Expectations are also high for the performance of rookie Kim Si Eun in her first feature film “Next Sohee.”
This February, Jin Sun Kyu’s comedy movie “Count” (director Kwon Hyuk Jae) is also set to be released. “Count” is also created by the production team of the movies “Exit” and “Your Wedding.” “Count” is about a former gold medalist and teacher Si Heon who meets his students and strikes a pleasant blow to the world.
In particular, expectations are focused on Jin Sun Kyu, who has led the box office across various genres such as “The Outlaws,” “Extreme Job,” “Confidential Assignment 2: International,” as he transformed into Si Heon, a unique character whose actions precede words. “Count” is said to reproduce a retro sensibility of the 90s that stimulates nostalgia from its colors to props, adding to expectations.