Fortissimo Films has picked up world sales rights toTaiwanese hit Formula 17

The gay comedy-drama about a man who moves to Taipei insearch of his first love was a rare hit in Taiwan for a local film. It notchedNT6m, ranking it in the top five Taiwanese films since 1998.

The feature debut of DJ Chen, it was produced by MichelleYeh and Alieen Li of Three Dots Entertainment. It screens in the market todayfor the first time.

"Formula 17 has an energy, freshness and heart notseen in Taiwanese cinema for years," said Fortissimo co-chief WouterBarendrecht. Patrick Frater