SNOWPIERCER Not Going to Cannes

Contributor; Seoul, South Korea (@pierceconran)
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CJ Entertainment has now confirmed this story and that the global distribution strategy for the film will be decided in mid-May.

Very sad to report that it looks like Bong Joon-ho's highly-anticipated sci-fi Snowpiercer will not be going to the Cannes Film Festival this year after all, contrary to what most, including myself, were expecting.

Twitch has learnt from a reliable source - who got the news from Bong himself earlier today - that the director is still working on post-production and the film will not be ready for next month's festival. While this news comes as a bit of a shock, I'm glad to hear that Bong hasn't been rushing the final product just to hit the festival's deadline. Now the question is, when will it premiere? Since it is slated to hit theaters this summer, that doesn't leave a lot of options in terms of major festivals.

That said, there's still about 24hrs until the full lineup is revealed, and a late addition could theoretically be added to the programme at any point up until 26 May, so nobody can say for certain until then!
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Shelagh M. Rowan-LeggApril 17, 2013 6:01 AM

This is probably the only film I would have moved hell and high water to see at Cannes. But as you say, if it means a better film for the time in post, then I will be patient.

Guillem RossetApril 17, 2013 9:45 AM

I really hope to see this film at Sitges...unless its release date in Spain comes before it, of course.

MartenApril 17, 2013 12:00 PM

How deflating. Cannes 2013 has become a whole lot less interesting now.
It is a bit odd that they're still not done with post-production considering principal photography had wrapped up in July, 2012. My paranoia is acting up right now and I fear that someone is not happy with the final product and are afraid of advanced not-so-stellar word of mouth before wide release. That's my paranoia talking....not me.

Pierce ConranApril 17, 2013 12:22 PM

From what I understand the film just needs a little more tinkering on the technical side of things. What's more Bong has a reputation as a perfectionist. Personally, I'm not taking this as a negative sign of how good it might be.

stwsrApril 18, 2013 8:07 PM

Then maybe LAFF?

Jack LeeAugust 3, 2013 10:30 AM

I saw the movies while i was staying at Korea and i was disappointed that this was what i wanted to see for quite a long time.. i saw it with my friends and they all were angry that they had to pay for the movie.. it was that bad..
When you see it you will know because there aren't that many movies that makes you wanna nitpick everything at the end of the movie...