Invited to Berlinale and Double Awarded at BIFF, ‘Fighter’ Confirmed to Release in March

Fighter, a film which earned its recognition competing in Berlin International Film Festival, has confirmed its release to be on March 18th. The movie’s main poster and main trailer have also been unveiled.

Credit: Indie Story

The film is about the coming-of-age of Jin Ah and her growth as she faces her life for the first time through boxing and thus gains motivation. The work has been garnering some attention as it won double awards from the 2020 Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) and was invited to the 2021 Berlinale’s 14+ section for ‘Generation’.

The main poster catches the eye as Im Sung Mi looks back with headgear and a determined gaze. With the text that reads “My fight is not over yet,” the expectations for her process of growth within the movie are rising. It is more so noteworthy as it is about a female sportsperson who is also a boxer, both of which are rare subject matters for Korean movies.

Credit: Indie Story

Released with the poster, the main trailer contains shining moments of Jin Ah (Im Sung Mi) who starts boxing, her rugged sincerity, and honest growth. The movie plans to be especially relatable to the youth of this era who goes through the “challenges and hopes” of today’s world. The scene in which Im Sung Mi’s tears pour down after being held in powerfully resonates within viewers as the actress proves why she is truly the ‘Independent Film’s Face of the Year.’

A lot of anticipation is upon whether Fighter will be able to overcome the theatre industry’s struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic situation and successfully provide a mixture of challenge and hope to the audience.

Having raised the public’s expectations with the main poster and trailer, Fighter starring the ‘Independent Film’s Face of the Year’ Im Sung Mi will be released on March 18th.


Source: Indie Story / Film Company Haegeurim

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