Fortissimo Films has logged its first major deal on the New Crowned Hope project I Don't Want To Sleep Alone. Playing in Toronto, the Tsai Ming-liang drama competed at Venice and has been picked up for Japan by Prenom H.

The deal was concluded at Venice between Shinohara Hiroko and Fortissimo's co-chairman Wouter Barendrecht; previously, Prenom H has handled Tsai Ming-liang titles Wayward Cloud, Vive L'Amour, The Hole and Goodbye Dragon Inn.

I Don't Want To Sleep Alone has also been picked up by Lumiere (Benelux), Russia (Maywin), Portugal (Lusomundo) and Festive (Singapore).