Fortissimo Films has pickedup international rights (excluding Southeast Asia) to triad thriller MobSister, directed by one of HongKong's hottest new directors, Wong Ching Po.
Produced by Hong Kong'sFilmko Entertainment, the film tells the story of an innocent 16-year-old girlwho gets sucked into the world of gang wars and power struggles.
Taiwanese newcomer Annie Liuplays the girl alongside award-winning actors Simon Yam, Eric Tsang, AnthonyWong and Liu Ye. The film is currently shooting in Hong Kong in time for asummer delivery.
Fortissimo previouslyhandled international sales on Wong's first commercial film - acclaimed triaddrama Jiang Hu - which itunveiled at Cannes last year. Mob Sister is not a sequel although it shares a similar gangster theme.
The film joins a strongline-up of Hong Kong productions on Fortissimo's Cannes slate including TsuiHark's martial arts epic Seven Swords, Fruit Chan's Dumplingsand the Pang Brothers' The Eye Infinity. Fortissimo is also handling mainland Chinese title Shanghai Dreams inCompetition and recently picked up Chinese master Tian Zhuangzhuang's (TheBlue Kite, Springtime In A Small Town)award-winning documentary Delamu.
Written, directed andnarrated by Tian, Delamu followsthe lives of the people living along the Tea Horse Road, one of two ancienttrade routes connecting China and Europe.