Fortissimo sells Taiwanese box office hit drama to US outfit for spring 2013 release.

Well Go USA has picked up all rights in North America to Taiwanese Foreign Language Oscar entry Touch of the Light from Fortissimo Films.

Following its successful run in Taiwan, Well Go will release the Pusan audience award-winner in spring 2013.

Produced by Jacky Pang Yee-Wah and Cheung Hong-Tat, Chang Jung-Chi’s debut feature is based on true events related to the life of Taiwan’s young, blind piano prodigy Huang Yu-Hsiang, played by himself. Sandrine Pinna and Lee Leih also star.

The deal was brokered between Doris Pfardrescher, president, Well Go USA Entertainment and Winnie Lau, Fortissimo’s evp, sales & acquisitions. Winnie Lau said: “This continues our relationship with Well Go for Taiwan’s nominated Oscar films following up on our deal last year with them for Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale.