In order to qualify,Australian-based distributor Ronin Films opened the film at the only multiplexin the Fijian capital of Suva on September 8, where it took a respectable $13,600(Fiji$23,000) from one 200-seat cinema in its first week. It was officiallysubmitted by the Fiji Audio Visual Commission (FAVC), which funded half thecost of the transfer from digital to 35mm.
While a number of films havebeen shot in
"Both countries have bigFijian communities and we hope to draw them out for this film," said Ronin'sAndrew Pike of the November 10
Pike is negotiating with USdistributors on behalf of producer Jeannette Paulson Hereniko, foundingdirector of the Hawaii International Film Festival. The FAVC will represent thefilm at the AFM.
Meanwhile, Tsai Ming-liang'sThe Wayward Cloud has been chosen as
After winning a Silver Bearfor oustanding artistic contribution at
Stephen Cremin in Taipeicontributed to this article.