London-based Flynn Entertainment has acquired Ian Lou’s award-winning Taiwanese film A Place Of One’s Own for UK theatrical release in spring 2010.
The deal was negotiated by Steven Flynn, president of Flynn Entertainment, and Ramy Choi, president of production and sales outfit Fame Universal Entertainment.
Set against the competitive landscape of Taipei City, A Place Of One’s Own is a dark comedy written and directed by Ian Lou and produced by Singing Chen, who previously directed God Man Dog.
The film stars Mo Tzu Yi (The Most Distant Course) as a struggling rock musician and Jack Kao (Shinjuku Incident) as an origami artisan, both facing the issues of defining their identities and relationships to the place they inhabit. When their lives unexpectedly collide, each is forced to make decisions that will mean the difference between life and death for each other.
“This is really a wonderful acquisition for our young company,” said Steven Flynn. “It’s an excellent story, beautifully told, visually stunning, and I am sure it will charm audiences over here in the UK as it has in Asia.”
A Place of One’s Own won the Audience Award, Best Supporting Actress and Best Production Design at this year’s Taipei International Film Festival and has been invited to the upcoming Chicago and Hawaii international film festivals.