Chapter 346: Onto the next.
October 10th, Saturday.
Korea’s time was an hour earlier than China’s time.
At 7pm China’s time, the players arrived at the stadium one after another and while preparing at the locker room, Chen Huan received some good news.
Just now, Busan International Film Festivals announced the list of winners.
‘Love Letter’ previously won six awards.
It included ‘Best Asian Director’ and ‘Best Actress’ awards as well as ‘Best Screenplay’.
Other various popular awards were also included.
‘Love Letter’ was very popular in Korea, including the book version of it released two months ago, which easily surpassed the 1 million copies sold.
Although there were also many people who complained about how Teacher Chu changed the ending, there were even more people expressing that they liked Teacher Chu’s tender compassion.
But if they compared ‘Love Letter’ to ‘Miracle in Cell No.7’, it was still a step below.
Because ‘Miracle in Cell No.7’ was first published in Korea so even if Chen Huan wasn’t from Korea, they was considered by the Korean as one of their own.
They had long been looking forward to the movie adaptation of ‘Miracle in Cell No.7’ and now that it had been adapted, how could they not get hyped?
In the past week or so, more than 300k came to Busan from all over the country so they could watch ‘Miracle in Cell No.7’.
They couldn’t satisfy so many people even if they opened ten halls.
They couldn’t be doing open air, right?
It was a movie that was going to be released soon!
It would affect the box-office if all of them watched it!
Of course, Korean fans were also very understanding. Ten halls accommodated 1300 people and 8000 would get to watch it per day as there were 6 sitting.
Which film in the exhibition was willing to provide so many halls and so many sitting for people to watch for nothing?
It was only ‘Miracle in Cell No.7’
If they were still not satisfied by this, they didn’t deserve to be a fan of Teacher Chu’s book!
Shanhai Streaming didn’t slow down with their advertisement in Busan because it was already hyped.
On the contrary because Korea was one of the main markets for the Chinese movies and one of the key development areas for Shanhai Streaming’s video streaming website, Shanhai Streaming spent 30 million Yuan to promote in the streets of Busan.
Posters of ‘Miracle in Cell No.7’ and Shanhai Streaming’s LOGO could be seen everywhere.
Now it was just the film festival but it would be even more crazy when the movie was going to release.
Youyi also felt very careful and afraid of it.
Because Shanhai Streaming could conquer the entire Korea market by just relying on ‘Miracle in Cell No.7’.
Whether it was the emerging movie market or the video streaming website market, it would be easy for Shanhai Streaming to obtain.
Apart from Korea, there was also Japan!
The situation in Japan was similar to the one in Korea.
Once ‘Miracle in Cell No.7’ was bundled together with Shanhai Streaming, they would definitely gain more market share in the Japanese video streaming service.
Youyi had also been trying to enter the market of the two countries but always encountered resistances from their own country’s video sharing websites.
It was different from Shanhai Streaming, which was just a matter of time.
Once they won over the two big markets of Japan and Korea, it wouldn’t be strange for their valuation to skyrocket again.
Putting aside the worries of Youyi.
After knowing that ‘Miracle in Cell No.7’ was participating in Busan, many ambitious movies chose to back down.
So the other films that participated in the film festivals weren’t that impressive.
But who cared?
All you needed was ‘Miracle in Cell No.7’!
Korea’s movie and book fans also thought so!
Their enthusiasm for it didn’t only manifest on the large queue to watch the movie that went on for hundreds of meters and they even queued for 5 hours but also how they showed their appreciation for the film crew of ‘Miracle in Cell No.7’.
From the first day of the festival to the last day of the screening, 30k to 50k people would gather on the square around the same time and loudly shout the names of the cast.
The most popular were obviously Guo Hang and Yang Shu.
They rarely appeared in public places in fear that those fans went crazy and caused them troubles.
With such a crazy hype, how could ‘Miracle in Cell No.7’ not win any award?
“New Current Award – Miracle in Cell No.7”
“KNN Award– Miracle in Cell No.7”
“Busan Bank Award — Miracle in Cell No.7”
“Best Screnplay – Chu Liuxiang!”
“Busan People’s Award — Miracle in Cell No.7”
“Citizen’s Critics Award — Miracle in Cell No.7”
“Actor of the year – Guo Hang!”
“Actress of the year – Yang Shu!”
“The Asian Filmmaker of the Year – Zhu Mei!”
It could be said except those that ‘Miracle in Cell No.7’ couldn’t be qualified in, all the other rewards went their way!
The other filmmakers felt extremely bitter.
Because ‘Miracle in Cell No.7’ was loudly cheered every time they won.
The audience in Korea felt that this was the right decision.
Even the movies from their own country had been neglected but they didn’t dare to feel any dissatisfaction.
Because the group of movie Emperors and Empresses from Korea all sat there.
They all supported ‘Miracle in Cell No.7’.
Another point was ‘Miracle in Cell No.7’ was basically promised to have a Korean version.
If they offended Zhu Mei and others, and still wanted to join the nationally-attention-film crew, they would be dreaming!
The first thing Zhu Mei did after winning the awards was to call Chen Huan.
Although it was a bit awkward to answer the call in the locker room, Chen Huan’s phone only had his relatives and closest friends.
So it was always with Chen Huan.
The teenager unsurprisingly heard the familiar sound after hanging up the phone.
“’Miracle in Cell No.7’ once again won the highest honor in Korea’s Busan International Film Festival and attracted plenty of attention! For a single project to get so much harvest, the host is just too lucky! The system has the give out a reward.”
“The great system rewards the host with ‘Calligraphy (Beginner)! After receiving so much rewards, the host should try harder to strive for more glory and get more rewards from the system!”
Chen Huan’s first reaction was joy when he heard that.
Some time ago, Wang Zhao and the others, asked him to write couplets for them but his calligraphy could only be said to be ordinary so how could he take out any calligraphy works?
But then the Good Lord immediately gave a skill in calligraphy to him, which was really helping in time of needs!
Goord Lord, you’re really a good system!
However, what was the level of ‘Calligraphy (Beginner)’?
He didn’t hope to reach the standard of Ouyang Xun, Yan Zhenqing, Liu Gongquan and Zhao Mengfu, it should at least reach the standard of Yu Shinan and Chu Suiliang, right?
But the next moment, Chen Huan shook his head and smiled again.
Even regular calligraphers like Yu Shinan and Chu Suiliang were absolutely first-tier in the world.
For example, there are no more than 100 of Chu Suiliang’s works remaining and most of them were in collectors’ hands.
The few remaining works released to the public had a starting price of 100 million, which was akin to a national treasure!
How could a mere ‘Calligraphy (Beginner)’ be compared to them?
You should be at least the advanced level before that!
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