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Korean dramas showcased at Cannes

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Updated : April 10 2018

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.

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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.

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

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











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