The distributor has picked up rights from Wild Bunch to Zhang Yimou’s drama for North America, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand.

Gong Li stars in Coming Home, which spans eight decades in the life of a Chinese dissident played by Chen Daoming.

The romantic story, currently in post, is inspired by Yan Geling’s The Criminal Lu Yanshi and is based on a screenplay by Jingshi Zou.

Bill Kong and LeVision Pictures’ Zhang Zhao produce and Lava Bear Films’ David Linde serves as executive producer.

Coming Home marks the 12th collaboration between Yimou and SPC’s Tom Bernard and Michael Barker since 1991, when they released Raise The Red Lantern at Orion Classics.