The company, which has also acquired The Grandmasters from Fortissimo Films, is also launching Japanese titles in Cannes including Hirokazu Kore-eda’s I Wish, Paradise
Kiss, based on the comic by Ai Yazawa and Berlinale Panorama selection Into The White Night. Gaga is handling I Wish in Asia while Wild Bunch handles sales in the rest of the world.
Despite the tsunami and nuclear crisis that recently hit Japan, The King’s Speech had grossed $19.7m in the territory as of May 11, 2011, the best result for an Academy Award best picture winner in the past five years. The film opened on Feb 26 and witnessed a big drop following the natural disasters, but picked up by 167% in its second week.