Persona: Sulli: Documentary film gets official release date; Where to Watch

When and where to watch Persona: Sulli / Dear Jinri

The posthumous work of the late South Korean star Sulli finally gets a release date. As per the previous announcement, the short film Persona: Sulli, a Netflix original, is initially set to be released in June 2023. However, it was postponed until later. After a couple of months, the makers have finally released the reasons for the postponement. Here’s everything you need to know about Persona: Sulli / Dear Jinri, including its new release date and where to watch it.

Why was Persona: Sulli postponed?

The Persona is a Netflix original anthology series that began releasing in 2019, starring IU. The series garnered critical as well as audience acclamation for its content quality. The netizens also praised the series for reimagining the public persona of IU, who is well known as the nation’s little sister, in a more mature way better corresponding to her age.

  • Due to this, the audience and fans eagerly awaited the release of Persona: Sulli when the star tragically passed away in October. She filmed only one episode; hence, the makers decided to release the footage as a short film featuring her exclusive interview.
  • After three years, the announcement came that the series will be released on Netflix in June 2023 as a single feature episode or short film. However, due to various reasons, its release was postponed again. Per the latest update, the postponement was due to its platform and creative changes for the premiere.

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  • On September 5, the Wide Angle Documentary section showcased its line-up for the Busan International Film Festival, among which the fans noticed the last work of Sulli as well. The special series will premiere at a film festival before reaching the streaming sites.
  • The film now focuses more on the late star, renaming the film Dear Jinri. It runs for 101 minutes, while the fictional short film titled 4: Clean Island will also be released alongside creating the complete Persona: Sulli.

Where to Watch Dear Jinri (Persona: Sulli)

Dear Jinri is a film that is dear to the late star’s fans, friends, and family. This short film will not only capture the last work of Sulli that she was filming right before her death but also include an exclusive interview.

  • The actor and former K-pop girl group f(x) member passed away on October 14, 2019. As per the South Korean media, she took her life after struggling with depression from extreme cyberbullying. Her last interview is especially important for her fans.
  • According to the makers, Dear Jinri is a captivating topic work as audiences can get a glimpse into the thoughts and emotions of the beloved star. If you are in Busan from October 4 to 23, you must catch the film’s premiere at the 28th Busan International Film Festival. The film slates to drop in the theaters following its premiere.
  • Although there isn’t any announcement of when and where Dear Jinri will be released for streaming, we can make a guess. As the film is a part of the Netflix original series Persona: Sulli, it will likely premiere on the platform. So, fans can expect to watch the movie in late 2023 or early 2024.

Netizens react

Fans are eager to watch Dear Jinri on the screens after its premiere at the BIFF. Many expressed their surprise after getting a glimpse of some never-seen-before clips. They also expect the short film to take the audience closer to the star despite being heartbreaking to watch. Read some of their reactions below.

The Persona: Sulli, consisting of a short film 4: Clean Island and a documentary Dear Jinri, will premiere at the Busan International Film Festival on October 4. Its theatrical release and OTT release will soon follow after the premiere.


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