Germany’s M-Appeal has picked up international rights to Taiwanese director Cheng Yu-chieh’sYang Yang, which recently had its world premiere in the Panorama section at Berlin.
The film, which follows a young Eurasian woman in Taiwan struggling with cultural identity issues, is also screening at the awards gala of the Hong Kong International Film Festival on March 31. Sandrine Pinna stars along with Chang Ruei-jia and Huang Chien-wei. Cheng previously directed youth drama Do Over.
M-Appeal has two other Asia-themed projects on its slate - Monika Treut’s German-Taiwanese co-production Ghosted and Hong Kong director Simon Chung’s End Of Love.
Ghosted, which also had its world premiere in Berlin’s Panorama section, is a mostly-English drama about a German woman trying to come to terms with the death of her Taiwanese lover. End Of Love, which had its international premiere in Panorama, is about a young gay man recovering from drug addiction in a Christian rehab camp.
Also new on M-Appeal’s slate is Brazilian Panorama title Vinganca - a suspense drama directed by Paulo Pons.