Milt Barlow’s Asia Releasing (AR) will handle the theatrical release of Pang Ho Cheung’s Aberdeen in North America.

AR is handling the film on behalf of Australian/New Zealand distributor and rights holder Magnum Films. The North America release is scheduled for May 8. Magnum will handle the Australia/NZ release.

“I am delighted that Jason Lau, CEO of Magnum, has entrusted this wonderful picture to Asia Releasing,” said Barlow.

“I was heavily involved in Pang Ho-cheung’s previous films Vulgaria and Love In The Buff with China Lion so it is a great personal delight to have been given the honour again. We will release day-and-date with China, Hong Kong and Australia & New Zealand.”

Magnum Films CEO Jason Lau said: “Milt has a terrific depth of knowledge and relationships in North America with Chinese films and we are delighted to be partnering with Asia Releasing for this important release. Milt will also handle the picture in New Zealand on our behalf.”

Operating from Auckland, New Zealand, AR distributes Asian cinema to the 20 million plus Asian Americans in North America. The company also has offices in Los Angeles and Sydney.