Korean WLW youth animation ‘The Summer’ (그 여름) ranked first in local cinema, Art Cinema Box Office!
‘The Summer’ is an original story by best-selling author Choi Eun Young and directed by Sundance Film Festival nominee Han Ji Won. Originally a 7-episode animation series that was released back in 2021, the story has garnered immense support that gathered up to 56 million won through crowdfunding which lead to its film release. Additionally, because it was originally a novel, fans and audiences alike were surprised at how well director and animator Han Ji Won managed to convey the story through animation.
The movie celebrates its success, having just recently celebrated 8,000 viewers, which is a huge feat among animated movies shown in the country.