Wang Xiaoshuai’s Venice premiere sells to French distributor.
Chinese production company Chinese Shadows, which recently established an international sales arm, has sold Wang Xiaoshuai’s Red Amnesia to Les Acacias for France.
Hong Kong-based Edko Films is handling South-East Asia sales on the film and has sold it to GV Films for Singapore. Edko Films will also handle its distribution in Hong Kong.
Wang edited a slightly shorter cut of the film following its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival last year. The film has also played at Toronto, Busan and Cairo film festivals, among others, and won best actress for Zhong Lu’s performance at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards.
Chinese Shadows, headed by Isabelle Glachant, has also picked up Israeli director Lior Shamriz’s Korea-German co-production Cancelled Faces during Berlinale. The film receives its world premiere in Berlin’s Forum Expanded section tonight (Feb 10).
Glachant’s slate also includes Tibetan filmmaker Chakme Rinpoche’s Ata, Taiwanese director Wang Wei-ming’s (Sex) Appeal and Indonesian filmmaker Eddie Cahyono’s Siti.
Les Acacias had distributed films such as Hong Sang-soo’s Nobody’s Daughter Haewon, Ann Hui’s A Simple Life and Darezhan Omirbayev’s Student.