EXCLUSIVE: Asian Shadows has picked up international rights to Zhang Yang’s award-winning drama Soul On A String.

Zhang’s second film set in Tibet after docudrama Paths Of The Soul, the film recently won best cinematographer for Guo Daming’s work at the Shanghai International Film Festival.

The action drama follows a hunter who is tasked with taking a sacred stone to a holy mountain, encountering an odd assortment of characters along the way.

Produced by a group of Chinese investors including LeTV Pictures, the film is based on two novels by Tibetan writer Tashi Dawa, written in the Magic Realism style in the 1980s.

Meanwhile, Asian Shadows has sold Zhang’s Paths Of The Soul, which received its world premiere at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival, to Cinefile for the UK.

The Hong Kong-based sales company has also closed two sales to France: Wang Bing’s documentary Ta’ang has gone to Les Acacias, while Indonesian filmmaker Eddie Cahyono’s Siti has gone to Spectrum Films.