Official US Trailer for Kim Jee-woon’s ‘Cobweb’ Meta Cinema Comedy
by Alex Billington
January 15, 2024
“I believe it’s gonna be a masterpiece.” Samuel Goldwyn Films has revealed a new official US trailer for the Korean meta comedy Cobweb, which initially premiered at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival last year. Finally set for US release this February, also on VOD at the same time as in theaters. A new film from acclaimed Korean filmmaker Kim Jee-woon (The Good the Bad the Weird, I Saw the Devil, Age of Shadows), with a meta story about a filmmaker trying to make a masterpiece and realizing how hard that really is. The story is set in Seoul in 1970 and focuses on Kim, a director who is dissatisfied with the ending of his project entitled “Cobweb”. Despite obstacles and interference from censorship authorities, disgruntled actors & producers, Kim is determined to rework the ending of his film in just two days, in hopes of making it a masterpiece. The main cast includes Song Kang-ho, Park Jeong-su, Im Soo-jung, Oh Jung-se, Jeon Yeo-been, and Krystal Jung. This received mostly positive reviews out of a Cannes – it’s a tad too long, but an enjoyable meta story about cinema. A clever and wildly entertaining comedy about the chaos of making movies. Enjoy.
Here’s the new official US trailer (+ extra poster) for Kim Jee-woon’s Cobweb, direct from YouTube:
You can rewatch the first festival teaser for Cobweb right here, and the other international trailer here.
The story is set in Seoul in 1970 and features Kim, a director who is dissatisfied with the conclusion of his work entitled “Cobweb”. Despite obstacles and interference from censorship authorities, disgruntled actors and producers, Kim is determined to rework the ending of his film in just two days, in hopes of making it a masterpiece. Cobweb, originally known as 거미집 or Geomijip in Korean (and Dans la Toile or In the Web in French), is directed by acclaimed Korean filmmaker Kim Jee-woon, director of the films A Tale of Two Sisters, A Bittersweet Life, The Good the Bad the Weird, I Saw the Devil, The Last Stand, The Age of Shadows, Illang: The Wolf Brigade, and the series “Dr. Brain” previously. The screenplay is written by Shin Yeon-Shick, who is also producing the film. This initially premiered at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival last year in the Out of Competition section. It already opened in Korean cinemas in late 2023. Goldwyn Films will release Kim Jee-woon’s Cobweb in select US theaters + on VOD on February 9th, 2024 coming soon.