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Korean dramas showcased at Cannes

  • Published : Apr 10, 2018 - 15:02
  • Updated : Apr 10, 2018 - 15:02

Two Korean dramas, “Mother” and “Are You Human?” were introduced internationally at Cannes, France.

The two dramas participated in the Cannes International Series Festival, which kicked off on April 4 as part of Marche International des Programmes de Television, a global distribution market for TV series, running from Monday to Thursday.


Cast members of tvN’s “Mother,” Lee Bo-young and Heo Yool, pose during a photo-call Monday at the Cannes International Series Festival 2018. (Reuters-Yonhap)
The acclaimed tvN series “Mother” was screened Monday. It was the only Asian entry in the official competition section. The 16-part series revolves around a teacher and a student who is abused by her mother. According to media reports, the series was well-received by the audience.

Meanwhile, KBS2’s upcoming series “Are You Human?” promoted itself at the distribution event. A 10-minute highlight clip of the drama was screened Tuesday for industry officials. The preproduced sci-fi drama featuring robots is set to air its first episode on June 4 in Korea. The production team is opting for global sales, before its local release.


A poster of KBS2’s “Are You Human?” is on display at Cannes. / KBS2

By Im Eun-byel (silverstar@heraldcorp.com)