The distributor negotiated the deal with Arclight Films’ Asian arm Easternlight ahead of the romantic thriller’s North America premiere in Toronto on Monday (10).

Zhang Ziyi, Jang Dong-gun and Cecilia Cheung star in Korean filmmaker Hur Jin-ho’s adaptation of the celebrated period drama about seduction and betrayal.

Vice president of sales and acquisitions Clay Epstein is in Toronto talking up the surfing spectacle Storm Surfers 3D after the company acquired world sales rights excluding Europe and North America but including the UK. XYZ Films represents North America.