K-Entertainment fans are in for a cinematic treat as “Cobweb,” one of the most highly anticipated movies in South Korea, will hit cinemas in the Philippines on October 4.

Song Kang-ho
After inspiring countless directors, Song Kang-ho plays a film director himself for the first time. TBA Studios

Premiering out of competition at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, “Cobweb” 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” 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 to Not Be Okay”), Jeon Yeo-been (“Vincenzo”), Jang Young-nam (“It’s Okay to Not Be Okay”), Park Jung-soo (“Marriage Contract”), and Krystal Jung (of the K-pop girl group f(x) and romcom movie “Sweet and Sour”).

Jeon Yeo-been is part of the cast of "Cobweb, which premieres in the Philippines on October 4, 2023.
Jeon Yeo-been is part of the cast of “Cobweb,” which premieres in the Philippines on October 4, 2023. TBA Studios

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 Barunson E&A, the same studio behind “Parasite.” The movie 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 the Philippines on October 4, 2023.

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