“Concrete Utopia” was highly praised by Forbes and Metro Style, proving global viewers’ interest in Korean content
Forbes recently selected “Concrete Utopia” by Uhm Tae Hwa for ‘The 10 Most Anticipated Movies At TIFF 2023’.
Regarding “Concrete Utopia”, one of the several Korean films to be screened at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Forbes said, “Beyond the post-apocalyptic setting, this film’s heart lies in its commentary on society, trust and human nature.” The magazine also gave a favorable review, saying “It challenges viewers to confront their beliefs, prejudices and the very fabric and human civilization”.
In addition, Metro Style introduced “Concrete Utopia” as South Korea’s representative in the selection for Best International Feature Film at the 2024 Academy Awards. They explained, “It’s a powerful gripping action thriller on the surface, as well as social commentary and psychological drama all in one”.
Citing the reason why “Concrete Utopia” is worth watching, Metro Style said, “Black humor peppers the scenes to leaven the heavy subject matter”.
Starring Lee Byung Hun, Park Seo Joon, Park Bo Young, etc., the disaster film “Concrete Utopia” depicts the story of survivors gathering at the only remaining building in Seoul after the city was devastated by an earthquake. Receiving positive responses for its fresh interpretation of the disaster genre and the actors’ outstanding acting performances, the movie has attracted over 3.68 million moviegoers.